My Reasons to Worship
She Gave Birth
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-20
Key Verses: Luke 2:6-7
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
No one can say the exact day of the birth of Jesus, but I don’t believe it was an accident that a day was settled on and celebrated as Christmas. God has always commanded days or markers for man to remember great spiritual events. The Old Testament feast and festivals were all God’s ideas. He wanted them to remember certain works or acts of God that blessed them. You’ll remember that God told Moses to build a stone altar, after crossing the Red Sea, as a marker of God’s mighty deed.
Christmas day is a marker for all of us. As children we looked forward to it with great excitement. Sure, it was for the gifts we would receive, but we grew up to understand its deeper meaning. Of course our world has turned it into a means of commerce, but it is still a marker of spiritual emphasis. In all their efforts to strip it of any spiritual meaning, it still stands as the day Jesus entered the world as our Savior!
This week I want to share why I worship. I hope the thoughts will remind you of why you worship. I worship Him on this day because of my Christian heritage. My parents allowed us to enjoy Santa and gifts under the tree, but they always made sure we knew the story of Joseph and Mary having to travel to Bethlehem to register while she was expecting. It was there, in a manger, that she gave birth.
Father, your plan to save the world is a thrilling story of love. Thank you for thinking of me; I will worship you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.