The Tenth Day of Christmas

Luke 2:20

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:20)

When was the last time that you couldn’t stop singing someone’s praises?

Perhaps it was a footballer who scored a stunner from 25 yards out. Or perhaps it was after seeing your son or daughter performing in the school orchestra. Or perhaps it was when someone did far more than you expected to help you out of a tricky situation.

When a company of angels appeared to some shepherds and told them that a baby had been born who was going to be their Saviour and King it must have sounded like a tall story. But the angels gave the shepherds a sign to prove that it was true: the baby would be found in an animals’ feeding trough, wrapped in cloths.

I guess the shepherds could have just shrugged their shoulders and said they weren’t interested. They could have said they’ll look into it another time when they weren’t so busy. They could have laughed it off as nonsense. But they didn’t. They hurried off to see for themselves whether it could be true. And they returned singing God’s praises because everything was just as they had been told.

Perhaps the good news about Jesus sounds like a tall story to you. But the question is whether you will do as the shepherds did and find out for yourself by reading about him in the Bible. If you do, you’ll find that it’s crammed full of signs that prove that the good news about him really is true. You might even find that you can’t stop singing his praises.

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