No Pre-requisite


Luke 2: 8-1

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”

I find it intriguing that God chose the lowly shepherds, not royalty, or religious leaders or upper class, but the lowly shepherds were chosen to receive this heavenly announcement. This good news of great joy! He chose the shepherds to shine His glory upon, and it truly terrified them, as they weren’t use to such drama in the night skies. Still today, God’s unspeakable and unconditional love will meet us where we are. Not necessarily in the high places or the places of knowledge! His love for us is not in our resumes, credentials, successes, popularity, or fame. Those things aren’t prerequisites for finding and experiencing God’s genuine love. A simple All He requires is a humble heart and a simple trust in Himself and He will do unspeakable and glorious things for us, around us and through us.

Still today, He is the giver of the good news of Jesus, the one who was born to die so that we might be redeemed to receive both eternal life after death and abundant life while here on this old earth. When His glory shines on us, there is no need for fear or restlessness. There is no need to be anxious over the future because He is Light and Truth brought into our life and into our world to bring hope into our hopelessness, peace into our chaos and equip us with a confident trust in His sovereignty and management for all of our concerns.

Find Him at this Christmas season and find Hope and Joy regardless of circumstances.

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