On the twelfth day of Christmas, I woke with a heart of wonder.
The reality of the Christmas story that took place so long ago, Has changed somewhat as man tried to create a sweeter picture of Jesus’ birth.
In a small town just a few miles from Jerusalem, God came from Heaven to be born. Can you see it? The wooden stable and the manger filled with hay?
The truth, Jesus was born in a cold dark cave and that manger was a hard stone.
Can you imagine placing your newborn baby wrapped in cloth on a cold hard stone?
That makes my heart ache thinking about it.
When we read and study the bible we get a clearer picture of why God allowed things to happened the way they did.
Out of all the people in the world besides Jesus’ family, only two groups of people came to worship Him.
The wise men and the Shepherds!
That is mind-boggling, out of all the religious people who read and studied the scriptures back in those days, these were the two types that came and they were as different as night and day.
But that day they stood on common ground, they were there for one reason to worship The King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
First the shepherds came, bowed at those tiny feet singing praise to the Messiah.
As for the Wise men, they traveled hundreds of miles to worship Jesus. They had been guided by the light of God (the star).
I can just imagine upon arrival these great men see this little baby full of the glory of God, how could they not worship him.
I love William Temple’s definition of Worship
“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God.”
Father God, Thank you that you loved us so much that you made a way for us to be right with you again. Thank you for the gift of Jesus, I pray today that we take time to focus on you and give you our heart of worship for who you are and what you’ve done. Father for those who don’t know you, I pray that they will come to a place of understanding who you really are and on their knees begin to worship you the true and living God. In Jesus mighty name I pray, amen.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, thanks for stopping by I hope you are blessed today with the Peace of Heaven and a heart of Worship.
Praying for you today,
you can find the Christmas story throughout the bible, my favorite is
Isaiah 7:14, Luke 2:1-20