Three responses to the birth of Jesus

Posted: January 9, 2016 in TLCC

Ack! The Christmas bug!

I wasn’t writing for four weeks! I realized that I lost the discipline of writing and now I am coming back to writing.

How should we view Christmas? I realized that the answer is found right in the Bible.

#1 The Angels responded in worship

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

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
(Luke 2:13-14)

The angels could not help themselves but sing in unison. I often wonder how it sounded. Was it country music? Was it jazz? Was it rock? Was it classical? I don’t know but the angels sang. They worshipped God.

Thus, one response we can do knowing that our Savior is born is to respond in worship. That is why we sing songs. That is why we have carols.

#2 The Shepherds responded by being Active

And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.
(Luke 2:16-17)

The Shepherds rushed to see Jesus. When they saw him, they made known that he was born. What does that mean? Made known. They went around. They talked about Jesus. The shepherds were nobodies whom God used to tell the good news.

In our perspective, God uses us to spread the good news. Just like the shepherds, we were nobodies but God uses us to talk about Him.

Another response to the birth of Christ is actively talking about Jesus. Not only on Christmas but also on other days.

#3 Mary responded by being contemplative

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
(Luke 2:19)

Mary on the other hand, was contemplative. She thought about what happened. She probably kept a journal. Thank God for Mary. Luke was able to interview her and was able to write about the birth of Jesus.

We can write and contemplate on what God has done. He has sent His son to save us. That is good news. We have the cure for sin and death. We have a future waiting for us.

So what other response do we have for the birth of Jesus? Comment or message me your thoughts.


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