2011-12-24 - The Angelic Message
"The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.'" (Luke 2:10-11, NIV)
The shepherds out in the fields were the first to hear to Good News of Jesus' birth. How did they react? They rushed to Bethlehem to find out about what they had heard. Likewise, the Magi followed the star in the east to worship the Messiah. But King Herod wanted to visit the baby Jesus for another purpose. He wanted to kill the Messiah. Herod didn't have room in his heart for the Savior.
How will we respond to the angelic message today? Will we take time out of our busy lives to listen? Will we make a journey to investigate? Will we worship Him? Will we allow Him into our lives? Will we follow Him as our Lord and Savior?