December 18, 2018
Luke 2:8, “Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night.”
• Something or someone pleasant
• Fortunate or otherwise positive
• The message of Jesus concerning the salvation of the faithful
• something new that will be useful to someone
“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;”
Good News! Good News! In today’s, message we read about the audiences that would have received “good news”during the time of Jesus’ birth, it would have been reserved for the upper class citizens and important members of government within a particular city. God, had a different plan for His good news. God reached out to the individuals that were mostly being ignored or simply forgotten by most people within the upper crest of population. But, God sent His angels to share the “Good News” of the birth of His son to shepherds living with their animals in the surrounding fields. Salvation was announced to the very lest of humanity. And, we find later in Jesus’ life during His ministry he said,
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.” -Matthew 18:11 and also in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”
Jesus is Savior for all, He loves all His children and He intentionally reaches out to those who often overlooked or cast aside by others and He lets them know that they are noticed, valued, and worthy!
Prayer: Lord, May I respect the dignity of all of your children. Amen.
~Peace and Blessings~
The C. S. Lewis Bible NRSV