This is the last countdown to Christmas. (Yes… I am repeating myself from yesterday). Each day until Christmas I will post part of the Christmas story as recorded in Scripture.
Many of us know (somewhere deep in the back of our minds) that God’s great promise in the coming of the messiah (who was Jesus of Nazareth… the title ‘Christ’ was not his last name 🙂 but the title of messiah in Greek) is the reason for the season. But, it is easy to forget in all the other things going on.
So, as a discipline (and a treat I hope!) I am going to use this blog for the next few days to simply offer the story as it is told in the Scripture. Let’s take the time to read it (and without my chattering) and let God Renew our hope:
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.