THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A BIRTH THAT BRINGS JOY

March 26

Here we see in the book of Luke for the third time the appearance of an angel, a response of fear, the command not to fear, and the announcement of a birth that brings joy. This time it is not to a family, but to the lowly shepherds who were considered the least of all society and had a reputation of being untrustworthy. As in many places in the Gospels God shows His love for all people, especially those of the common people and lowly of status. God cares for all people and has a special place for those of low status as they are the ones who usually are willing to trust in Christ, whereas those with much status and wealth are usually not willing to humble themselves to trust in a Christ of humble nature. This is the good news that Jesus will save those who will humble themselves and come to Him only on the merits of what He has done.  Many think they are good enough or do not need to be changed because of who they are and what they have accomplished.  Are you one of those, or are you willing to humbly ask God to forgive you for being a sinner in need of a Savior? If so, don’t put it off, do it today.

Luke 2:8-11 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    – 3/26   Deuteronomy 17–19, Luke 2:1–38, Psalm 51:1–10

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