A dad was visiting a toy store, doing some Christmas shopping, when his eyes fell upon a magnificent train set displayed in the window. He immediately spoke to an employee of the store and said, "I'll take that wonderful train set". The employee said, "good choice, I'm sure your son will love it". With a sparkle in his eye he said, "Maybe your right. In that case I'll take two". It is certainly true that the gift of Christ is for everyone.
Especially at time of the year are we mindful of the song of angels - "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased" (Luke 2:14). The shepherds were taking care of business, tending to their flock, as usual, but suddenly their night was interrupted by a angel from heaven, who announced to them the birth of a Savior in Bethlehem, Christ, the Lord. Soon the angel was joined by a heavenly host who praised God with the song of peace. Soon afterwards the shepherds hurried to Bethlehem to see the child. They told Joseph and Mary what the angel had told them, and the scriptures tell us that Mary, "treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart" (Luke 2:19).
The story of Christ, whether it be the part about His birth, His ministry, the cross or the empty tomb, is something that needs to be "treasured up" or "kept" in our hearts. Mary, would later see her Son do many marvelous things, how often she must have thought again about the visit of the shepherds to the manger in Bethlehem, and the words they spoke on that occasion. Truly His works only confirmed what she had heard that night.
The story of the Christ being born is indeed a wonderful story, but if you thing that's something, you should read the rest of the story, and by the way, it really has a good ending!
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