The Message

December 25, 2010 Donna New

“They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough. After seeing [them] they reported the message they were told about this child.” (Luke  2:16, 17) The shepherds obeyed the message they were given. They went to find Mary, Joseph and the baby. But after seeing them they could have just rejoiced among each other. But somehow they knew this was a message that needed to be heard. They couldn’t spread just any message but it had to be the one they were told and it had to be about the child.

We each have a different message in our heart that has been given us by God. I can’t tell your message except very clumsily and you can’t tell my message except clumsily. Our eloquence only comes from telling the message we were called to tell.

And there is a structure to this message. It should always honor the child. It should be structured by God’s word. But especially it should be honoring to Jesus.

I love this. I have a calling. You have a calling. There is meaning to our lives because we have a message that we were meant to give away. We may not have the exciting beginning to our message as the shepherds did in the angels. But we have a calm assurance that the Baby lives in our hearts and because He does we have a meaningful piece of a puzzle to give.


Entry Filed under: Whisper the Secret

One Comment Add your own

  • 1. jim  |  January 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    i like it

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