Christmas is coming …
I’m thinking tonight about how to respond to such an amazing gift given in Christmas!
Joseph responded to the birth of Jesus even though at first he questioned the pregnancy! He did what the angel of the Lord commanded him … took Mary to be his wife, and named his son, Jesus!
Mary also responded wonderfully. At the announcement that she was the chosen one, she humbly responded, “May it be to me as you have said.” And at the birth, she “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
The Wise Men followed the star, brought gifts, and bowed down to worship the Christ child.
The shepherds, after the angel visitation, hurried to find the baby. When they saw him, they spread the word! They returned to their fields, “glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen!”
Obedience -> reflection -> worship -> proclamation!
How shall we respond to the gift given at Christmas?!