As we read back over the birth narratives of Jesus, here is what we find in how people responded to the news:
- Shepherds told others and worshiped
- Anna praised God
- Simeon praised God
- Angels worshiped
- The magi brought gifts and worshiped
In today’s world we talk about “celebrating” birthdays but with Jesus it is more than a celebration. Our response is praise and worship! Our response is sharing and proclamation that leads to utter amazement!
We are certainly not restricted to this list but I believe the list is a good place to start.
Let us do more than celebrate the birth of Jesus. Let us be moved to thank God, to tell others and to worship him!
Great, brief post! Worship and praise! btw, Bobby Valentine recently had a fb post that pointed out we also should include hope of His return in our Christmas celebrations.