Fear Not, Come See, Go Tell!
Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem
1Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. 4Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5in order to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him, and was with child. 6While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night. 9And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army of angels praising God and saying,
14“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among people of with whom He is pleased.”
15When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16And they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. 17When they had seen Him, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18And all who heard it were amazed about the things which were told them by the shepherds. 19But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
Luke 2: 1-20
Fear Not, Come See, Go Tell!
(excerpt from Dale Ellenburg's Christmas message)
The invitation to the shepherds is ours today!
Fear not: I bring you good news of great joy for all people! A Savior is born today in the city of David who is the Messiah ~ There is a lot of fear in the world today, but Jesus is the Prince of Peace and drives out all fear! Joy to the World! Who will you share the God of Peace with today?
Come see: They came in a hurry and found their way to Mary, Joseph and the baby laying in the manger, just as it had been told them ~ They met the Messiah and they were never the same - Jesus Transforms lives! Come let us adore Him! Who will you invite to come see the Savior?
Go Tell: When they had seen Him, they had to share with everyone, and all who heard it were amazed about the things which were told them by the shepherds - Go Tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born! Who will you tell the good news of Jesus with today?
Merry Christmas and God Bless from the John Roebuck Auctions Team