Our Journey to Bethlehem - Day 15

I had every intention of posting early this Christmas morning, but alas the celebration of the day kept me from it. Not a bad excuse I believe.

When I have had a few moments today, on this glorious Christmas day, to reflect on what I might write on this our last day of our journey, I've thought about why we've made this journey to begin with. Why did we walk through the Bible a little bit at a time to finally arrive in Luke chapter 2 where our Savior was born?

Because it was important to remember that He, Jesus, our Messiah, is what it is all about. Not just what Christmas is all about, but what everything is all about. He is our hope, our light, the truth, the way, our friend, our redeemer, our reason for living. It's all about Him. Every bit of the Bible is about Jesus, God's greatest expression of His love for us.

And, thus, every bit of our lives should be about Him. May it be that now that we have journeyed to Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of our King, that we will celebrate His life, His death, His resurrection, and His awaited return every day.

"The first Noel the angel did say, was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep, on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, noel, noel, noel, Born is the King of Israel.

"They looked up and saw a star shing in the east, beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light, and so it continued both day and night.
Noel, noel, noel, noel, Born is the King of Israel.

"And by the light of that same star three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent, and to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, noel, noel, noel, Born is the King of Israel.

"The let us all with one accord sing praises to our heavenly Lord
Who hath made heaven and earth of naught, and with his blood mankind hath bought.
Noel, noel, noel, noel, Born is the King of Israel."

Today, December 25th, was Christmas. But don't let the celebration, the wonder, the gratitude stop. He is here. We can't stay in Bethlehem celebrating His birth; we must go out into the world just as the shepherds did after seeing the babe in the manger and tell everyone that Jesus is here.

My prayer is that each of us would continue the celebration of Christmas in our lives every day until everyone knows that Jesus Christ has come. Praise God, our Savior has been born.

And now, come again, Lord Jesus.

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