Luke 2 is the classic Christmas passage read on Christmas or Christmas Eve in both homes and churches. It can be heard in Charlie Brown specials*, tv covered masses, and in nativity plays far and wide. It recounts the birth of Christ and His younger years.
I heard it read in Arabic for a Christmas celebration that some were hearing and reading aloud for the very first time. You could almost feel the reverence and respect in the air as the holy words were spoken.
How many times do you think you have heard the famed verses 1-19 in your lifetime?
I am guessing close to 100 for me.
Go ahead and read Luke 2 again right now. I dare you to read it out loud too. It will feed your spirit deeper as you engage more senses.
Here’s some thoughts to ponder I had while reading through it last month: After Jesus was found at the temple in His Father’s house, “He went down to Nazareth with them, and was continually submissive and obedient to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.” 51 AMP
What words stick out to you?
I got fixated on continually.
He was continually submissive and obedient.
Despite being God Himself, He still submitted to and was obedient to His earthly parents.
What an example!
What a legacy!
Something that could be easily overlooked when reading.
And don’t forget the last verse: “And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and men.” 52
May it be a reminder how we should do the same. When we do, we will truly…
to the world!
*check out this post from last month that has references to both Luke 2 and the Charlie Brown special: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/12/14/fear-not-or-the-moment-linus-drops-the-blanket/
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