Friday, December 17, 2010

Journey To Bethlehem - Good News!

Our Savior brings peace to everybody.

Luke 2:8–14  And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Our God is an awesome God, so much bigger and more powerful that we can imagine, and yet despite how huge he is and how small we are, he still chose to reach out to us. You would think that somebody so powerful and important would not come to earth and visit anybody as low in the pecking order as a bunch of dirty, smelly shepherds. After all, when the rulers of this world go on a trip it is seldom to visit with somebody that isn't just as rich or powerful as they are.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O LORD, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the One who is over all things.

The best that humanity has to offer is still so far away from God's standard but our creator loves each and every one of us and he shares his message of salvation with everybody, he brings the opportunity of peace with him to the lowest of humanity as well as the greatest.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

My God has come to change my standing with him, now I am clean before him, just as if I had never done anything wrong. All that I had to do is accept God's invitation through faith so that I can have peace in my heart, peace that satisfies and carries me through the chaos of this world.

Thank you Mighty God for looking at mankind without any respect for position or fame. Thank you for fixing our broken relationship and bringing peace into my life.