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Wild Night: Got to Tell Somebody

by in Soul Food

"So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them." (Luke 2:16-18)

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What a crazy night that was for the shepherds who saw the angels and then -- because they believed the message of heaven -- they found the Son of God tucked away in a barn in Bethlehem. Of course they "spread the word!" If the shepherds had been on Twitter, the whole world would have known the Messiah was born before the sun came up that next day.

And the people who heard were amazed. The shepherds enthusiasm and insistence that their wild night meant good news of great joy for everyone was jaw dropping. The Messiah? Here? Now? In a manger? What?

If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God -- that He was born in a stable that night and grew into a man who lived perfect then died for your sins, to buy you a home in heaven with His Father -- if you believe that, it's big news, right? Who have you told, lately?

Think: What evidence did the shepherds have that a savior had been born, that the baby was the Christ? Do you think they hesitated to tell people their story of meeting Jesus because they couldn't "prove" it was true?

Pray: If you are a Christian, ask God to help you to have the right amount of excitement and courage to tell your story of hearing about and then believing in Jesus.

Do: Think of someone -- even Christian friend or a family member -- you could have a serious conversation about Jesus with sometime this next week.

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