Pastor Nate King
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” - Luke 2:13-14
Today, Pastor Nate King reminds us that Christmas is meant to be a season of remembrance of God revealing His glory through His promised hope of redemption for the world.
When the shepherds are met by that angel, they know someone great has come. Jesus is the culmination of their hope—and not just for those shepherds in the field, but for you and me today. And this culmination has nothing to do with what they could do or what we can do, but only because of what God did.
As God’s adopted children, we are rivers, not reservoirs. The people of God are meant to be beacons of hope in a hard world. So be faithful where you are, not afraid, but anticipating opportunities as they arrive to share with others what Hope has done in you. Point people toward that hope, toward Jesus.
Question: How can you bring God’s promise of hope to someone else’s life today?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, I invite You to shine Your light, Your love, and Your hope through me to others. Help me notice opportunities when others are standing in front of me—not the next day when it’s too late.
Family Chat: With your kids, bake from scratch, decorate, and eat! a batch of Christmas cookies. Talk about what Christmas means to you during this family time.
Take Action: Pay attention to the opportunities that the Lord will faithfully bring your way today. Don’t shrink back in fear when those opportunities do come. Remember, fear can keep us silent; but we are filled with hope, and the people around us need to also know that hope!