Week Three – Day 1
Monday Luke 2:8-14 Luke 2:13-14
Luke 2:8-14English Standard Version (ESV)
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 Andthis will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
O – I find it interesting that God sent angels to shepherds to announce Jesus’ birth. They were common, uneducated, hard-working people, not rich or famous. They were doing what they should have been doing – keeping watch over their flocks. They were just doing their everyday jobs. Yet – God chose them for His announcement! They must have been terrified – to have a multitude of angels descend upon them. They were given directions and a sign to find the baby – who would be wrapped in cloths and laying in a manger – very familiar to them. God sent not only the angels, but the announcement that peace would be given to them. Glory went to God – peace went to those whom God was pleased.
A – Would God be pleased in what I do in my everyday life? Am I doing what I should be doing – common tasks though they may be? Doing laundry, cleaning the house, making dinner, contacting those I love through Facebook or my phone? In my everyday life, I can have God-encounters! I need to keep my eyes open, and DO WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING. Then, glory will go to God – and peace will come to my life. Even though unexpected announcements or events. This is a huge reminder – to do what I should be doing – common tasks though they may be.
P – Father God, speak to me in the common everyday life. Help me to see You in the things that I do today – the laundry, the cleaning, the errand running. Help me to keep my eyes open to Your workings – and to be prepared for action. Father, may You be pleased in my life today – and may You bring peace to my soul through my day. Thank You for Your reminders that You bring to me through Your Word.