Is thanksgiving over for you for another year? Thanksgiving day stems from our freedom as a country, yet I feel thankful all year long. Especially as we approach the Christmas season. And I am thankful as we move closer to Christmas day when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here is how the story we still see at Christmas time all around us is revealed in the book of Luke chapter 2 in the Message;
There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
Yes, we see angels, sheepherders, a baby wrapped in a blanket in a manger and I believe the story as told in God's word the Bible. And thankful? You bet.
David M. Kealy
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