“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger” (Luke 2:11 Holy Bible New King James Version).

No baby announcements proclaiming “It’s a boy!” No special messengers sent to family to say that mother and son are doing well. Lowly shepherds watching flocks were the first to receive news of a Savior in a Bethlehem manager, a very unusual place for a king.

Prayer: Mighty God, You could have trumpeted word of this holy birth from heaven or delivered the announcement elegantly to royalty on earth. Instead You chose common people to be the first to know that the promised Savior, Christ the Lord, had been born. Thank You that after all these years You are still appearing to common people like me. Amen.


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