Twas The Day After Christmas

Dec 26, 2021    Ron Barnard
On Christmas we celebrate the arrival of the messiah in the manger and the love caused Him to come.


That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior, yes, the Messiah, the Lord has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them. Luke 2:8-20 NLT


The simple rhythm of an attentive and surrendered heart will result in a life filled with peace and purpose.

No-one lived a more obedient on point rhythm than Jesus.

Our day after would live so differently had He not lived every moment for us.

Poem:

Twas the day after Christmas
The miraculous birth
The King of creation
Had come down to earth

Angels and Shepherds
Had witnessed the sight
The Messiah in a manger
An incredible night

And now the next morning
The journey began
To live and to learn
To die for all men

Twas the day after Christmas
Jesus had come
To save and deliver
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