"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke 2:7 KJV)
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11 KJV)
Our Amazing Creator sent His Son from Heaven, that magnificent glowing city with streets of gold, to a dirty manager, with smelly sheep and donkeys, to be a savior for you and me. He sent Jesus because He loves us. He knew we would sin again, but the Blood of Jesus Christ was the only shield that could cover our sin from His sight.
Let's focus on the fact that the Jews had little hope under the oppression of mighty Rome and so, how could the birth of a poor insignificant child be important? At the time of Jesus' birth communication was poor, even if the people had recognized the eternal, lasting significance of His birth to us. But most did not realize what Jesus would do for us. So the angel's proclaiming His birth was all the attention He got. God's people listened and spread the word among themselves, that He was Emmanuel, our Savior.
People who meet Jesus Christ want to tell others about Him. The shepherds were told and they went to see this wonderful baby. They left, wanting to tell others about what they had seen and heard. If Our Amazing Creator had told the kings, the rich and the powerful, they would probably have killed Him. God knew what he was doing and how long it would take - and He did it.
Our ways are not Our Amazing Creator's ways. We need to remember, God has a plan and a purpose for all He does and His ways will work. Christ came to live with us and grew up knowing and experiencing all our fears, worries, frustrations and temptations. So He can relate to us in all these areas when we need help.
We need to be more like the shepherds who really listened, saw and then went out, boldly telling all who would listen about our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Amazing Creator had sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins we have committed. He gave hope to a hopeless small nation called to be His special people, the Jews. He gave hope to us as gentiles that we could be His adopted children and go to heaven. Emmanuel was born and lived among us. Praise His Holy Name!!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Amazing Creator's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. Living Word Baptist Church starts on Sunday morning (9:30 AM) with Bible Study then Worship Services (10:30 AM), and the entire time the nursery is open for infants and toddlers. There is a children's church during the morning Worship and a separate Spanish worship Service. At 6:00 PM we have an evening Bible Study along with AWANA clubs for children throughout the school year. Wednesday evening we meet for Prayer Requests and Bible Study at 7:00 PM. Come sing in our choir. We practice at 5:00 PM on SUNDAY. We love visitors and would enjoy meeting you and telling you about Our Amazing Creator.
Our Amazing Creator is written by Flo and Bill Richardson. They have been Christians for over 50 years and have worked with all ages. Hope you enjoy their view on the Bible and Our Amazing Creator.