Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the middle of the mundane...

Just a short random thought for the week before Christmas.

That first Christmas, those shepherds had no idea when they started work that day what was about to happen. The world was troubled. Work stretched out before them with little change in sight. Maybe new bills came in the "mail" that day. It was just another day in a string of mundane days. 

But God broke through the night and Hope was born and suddenly nothing was the same.

I pray that hope breaks through the mundane and is born in each of us today. 

It's almost Christmas y'all!

Luke 2:8-14 (VOICE)

Nearby, in the fields outside of Bethlehem, a group of shepherds were guarding their flocks from predators in the darkness of night. Suddenly a messenger of the Lord stood in front of them, and the darkness was replaced by a glorious light—the shining light of God’s glory. They were terrified!

Messenger: 10 Don’t be afraid! Listen! I bring good news, news of great joy, news that will affect all people everywhere. 11 Today, in the city of David, a Liberator has been born for you! He is the promised Anointed One, the Supreme Authority! 12 You will know you have found Him when you see a baby, wrapped in a blanket, lying in a feeding trough.

13 At that moment, the first heavenly messenger was joined by thousands of other messengers—a vast heavenly choir. They praised God.

14 Heavenly Choir: To the highest heights of the universe, glory to God!
    And on earth, peace among all people who bring pleasure to God!

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