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For to You is Born.. A Savior


For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!
[Luke 2:11]

The story behind this verse is that, after the birth of baby Jesus, an angel come to the shephard and that angel start telling them the news of the birth of baby Jesus. This verse is what the angel said to the shephards to convey the news. Bible (New Testament) highlights that shepherds were the first who were told about the birth of Jesus. There are two thing that is highlighted in this context along with the verse highlighted in the post. One of it is "Shepherds got the Good News First" and second is "For to You is Born this Day". If we link these words from verse Luke 2:8-11, it can be read as:

Jesus Christ, the Savior, is born this day in the town of David for you Shepherds.

How privileged is it for the shepherds to know the news that, for them a Savior is born and they were the first to get this new and that also directly from the angels. Bible says they were frightened at first, which is a normal response as what happened for them was totally unusual. They have their normal simple life in which they try to take care of them and their family. travel day and night with their sheep. In the midst of this, expecting an angel to them will be certainly a scenario to be frighted. How about you? If one fine day an angel come to you late in the night and start speaking to you. I am sure that we will start running frightened.

Verse 15 says "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." This was the response of the shepherd for the news they got. They got themselves ready to go see the baby... How often do we make such decision if we get a similar instruction. We tend to think and re-think on the instruction, and probably by the end of our thinking we may loose the motivation and confidence and miss the instruction. I assume the motivation was the verse that we have in context."For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!".

For the shepherds and to be more precise, for those who were there at that time actually, was the Savior born. This is around the time of King Herod, who was not a good King. So in the midst of such situation, getting the news of a Savior was certainly a news to be check and viewed by them, and hence they started their journey to the place mentioned by the angel.

Our lives are like the Shepherd, where we are busy in our normal life not appreciated by many or not know to many. We have our own life with families and their problems and scenarios. In this busy simple yet complex life we tend to wait for a person... a Savoir who can come and get us out of this soon... The fact which many of us don't know is that this Savior had already come and gone and is now with the Father God looking after us and waiting for calls and prayers. He came to this world, became human and died as human and then rose again on 3rd day to proclaim and to prove who he is for us. This and all the coming Christmas celebration is to be a reminder highlighting this Good News to many who still are far from this message.

I pray that let this Christmas be an opportunity where every individual gets the revelation and message that Lord Jesus came for them individually, as their personal Savior.

Lord is Grace...

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