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For December 3rd


Baby Jesus is Born

Luke 2:1-20

Babies are born every day. Shepherds have been watching sheep in the hills outside of Bethlehem for centuries. But there was nothing ordinary about the night and the birth described in Luke 2. Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where a simple stable served as the birthplace for the promised Christ Child, who would change the world forever. John 1:14 describes the event this way: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory.” This was no ordinary night! Jesus, the Son of God, put on human flesh to be the promised Messiah, who would come to fulfill God’s epic plan of salvation.


What must it have been like for the shepherds to suddenly see something bright in the sky: an entire host of angels, all displaying God’s glory? This was no ordinary night! They hurried to worship the child, then they quickly spread the news of His birth. Such great joy, joy like never before, over the birth of this baby! Many of us have heard the story of the nativity so many times that perhaps it has become ordinary to us. May the shepherds’ joy be yours, for we have seen the glory of the Lord!

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