Monday, December 24, 2012

God, You, & Luke 2: Day 24

Well friends, here we are. Our last day together reading through Luke 2:1-21. I hope sometime I can hear some of your stories of all God showed you as you spent time with Him this month. I pray God revealed himself to you in some new way.

Did you notice in Luke 2 who the shepherds credited with telling them the good news of a great joy? They heard the actual announcement from the angels, but when they were discussing what to do about the announcement, here's what they said:

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
(Luke 2:15 ESV)

The Lord made it known to them.

And it is the Lord that makes his truths known to us today.

It is the Lord who has led us through these readings. He has taught us. He has spoken in quiet whispers to our spirit. Or maybe, when you read a verse, it pricked your heart so that you felt like God was "yelling" the truths at you. Through whatever means our soul needed, He revealed His truths - Himself - to us.

For some of you, maybe this was your first time to read God's word every day. Way to go...and keep it up! You are putting words of life into your body and soul. You have chosen well. Your creator is revealing Himself to you.

Are we really grasping that?

Our creator is revealing Himself to us.

And He will continue to do so as we stay in His word and lay our souls bare before Him.

As we end, know I have prayed the following for you.

 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

(Ephesians 1:15-21 ESV)

Merry Christmas!

A Savior is born!

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