Sunday, 25 December 2011

Get down on your knees!

'The Christmas story goes like this: 'There were...shepherds...keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold an angel of the Lord stood before them...The angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger' (Luke 2:8-12 NKJV). 
Have you ever wondered why the angel first talked to shepherds, a job considered lowest on the social totem pole? Think about it: if he'd talked to church leaders they'd have had to consult their doctrinal text books and denominational boards. If he'd appeared to celebrities they'd have had to check and see who was watching. If he'd appeared to chief executives they'd have had to consult their diaries and spread sheets. So he gave the greatest news story in history to those with no axe to grind, no reputation to protect and no ladder to climb; people with simple child-like faith. Getting the idea? 
Outside Bethlehem there is a church marking Jesus' birthplace. Behind the altar is a cave with a symbolic star embedded in the floor. You can enter the cave but with one requirement- you must kneel. The door is too low to get in standing up! God still operates that way. You will find Him among the commonplace. But to experience Him, you must get down on your knees.'


This was taken from today's 'UCB The Word for today'. Hope you were blessed reading it. Enjoy the video below- I just discovered it. It's 'Jesus be the centre' by Israel Houghton. Hope you have an amazing Christmas celebration and wonderful new year!!!


3 comments:

  1. Great stuff, Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing it. Did I tell you that you made my day? God bless and have a Happy New Year!

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  2. merry Christmas Renny, thanks for sharing, great perspective...as for the star i did not know that before today

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  3. i'm on my knees! love this song, love u too! happy new year!

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