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:
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.