Advent Christmas Eve: Christ’s Birth

Ornament: Jesus

2014-12-19 09.35.04

Bible Passage: Luke 2:6-20

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.

The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”

So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.

And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.

Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.

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“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
for he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Savior,
born of the house of his servant David.”

– Luke 1:68-69

We are overjoyed: Jesus has been born!

We have waited patiently through the four Sundays of Advent and now our precious Jesus has arrived. We approach His cradle with joy and respect. How small and helpless He seems; yet He is our mighty and all-powerful God, given to us in the form of a tiny Baby.

What an amazing Gift! What need do we have for anything else? Our Jesus has come to save us because He loves us more than we will ever know.

Dear Infant Jesus,

You have come to me to save me from my sins because You love me so! I have a precious gift for You, Jesus: my heart.

Take my heart, dear Baby, and mold it to be like Yours: loving and kind and holy. Thank You for coming into the world and for loving me so perfectly.

Amen.


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