Today’s devotion for today is based on Luke 2:10,11: “I bring you good news that will cause great joy to all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you.”
On this holy night long ago, a child was born to Mary. But whose child was it? Out in the fields, shepherds heard the angelic messenger announce amid glorious heavenly light and song: ‘Today, in David’s town, a Savior has been born to you!’ A Savior! For them! But not just for the shepherds for when they had seen him, lying in the manger as the angel had told them, “they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed.
Down through the ages, the story of a Savior’s birth in a lowly manger has been passed from one generation to another. A great crowd of witnesses has been gathering, those who by God’s grace have believed that Mary’s child was born for everyone, and the angel’s message was for all who would hear it, good news drenching the whole earth with joy, Christmas after Christmas. ‘This child is for you too, for you a Savior, for you, the Child of promise, for you, the favor of God!’
Please pray with me the prayer for today: O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray. Fill our hearts with joy and hope as we hear the good news again that you were born for us, born to be our Savior. Amen.