God’s Awesome Love | Devotional
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:15– 20
key Verse: Luke 2:20
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
With great awe and in complete reverence, the shepherds looked upon the baby Jesus. It was true. Everything. All the words spoken to them by the angel in the sky were truth! The Savior had arrived!
And almost instantly, the shepherds realized that this kind of news didn’t need to be hidden. Others needed to know that the Savior had arrived—even more prophecy was about to be fulfilled.
Were these the first missionaries? No, these were the first witnesses, who understood that along with the knowledge of this great information came the responsibility to tell others.
As we grow in our relationship with Christ and deepen our knowledge of Him through intimacy, there is no need for us to keep this information to ourselves.
In light of what Christ has done for us—through not only His birth, but also His death and resurrection—we should desire to share this with others.
Our method of sharing the good news with others might vary. But regardless of the method in which we proclaim Christ, the message of Christmas—God’s awesome love for mankind—is a story that warrants being told again and again.
Dr. Charles F. Stanley, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. Charles Stanley was born on September 25, 1932 in Dry Fork, Virginia.