8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
10 And the angel said to them,
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord"
If you've experienced a child passing on to Heaven, you are aware - you would far rather remember LIFE. And if the sacrifice was Noble - then this is spoken of in correlation to Life. Peter defines Jesus as the Word of LIFE.
Adam began with the charge to, "subdue the earth." To garden and cultivate in his path, making the most of what was available to him.
As relationship with God goes forth in Scripture, the charge became to shepherd. In making the most of the Way, Life and Truth of Jesus - to seek conversation with Father God. As the Scriptures continue, we see, to have conversation with Him at all times.
David began with an obligation to shepherd his family herd. He used this time to speak with His Lord.
And like the Blessings of 7 loaves becoming the Abundance of God Blessing, the remnants are 7 baskets of from Living Bread.
David took the Kingdom of Israel literally under his wing. Many came to David in His victories which included slowly taking up the nation in fragments at first. One of David's first battles was to claim, the lands of the Tribe of Judah which had not become Israel until David's anointing was coming into fulfillment.
Just as the loaves and fishes- the fulfilling of God's Word:
This is the foreshadowing of Jesus, greater than Adam and greater than Moses, servant of God.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
Jesus did this as well Palm Sunday.
And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Giving thought to the graciousness of our borders. Fully understanding the 2nd Amendment of the safety of our refugees. Numbers 6, one of the Largest Blessings of the Bible, asks for the Graciousness of God to cover us. Even in the Exodus Joshua was told to be in the center of the Vast Attributes of God.
Telling us of the forward call of the Church in peace. And in the comfort of the Word of God and in the direction and leadership of His Blessing of His Creation: This is our call as a Nation.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
There is a separation of Church and State in this Nation celebrating Freedom. Father God, You, have taught us exactly how to do this. Be in the world and not of the world.
We are the seeds of Living Parables. Our lives, words and actions may be the only Scripture another Person ever witnesses. Our words might be the only kindness this Person hears all week.
The Spirit is God is recognized by this. Love, Joy, Peace, Encouragement, Scripture Living Words, Hope, Faith, Endurance, Character, Perseverance, Steadfast Love. The True Nobility of mankind know Father God in Jesus Christ. He who is noble, plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
Striving side by side for the faith of the Gospel!
Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and make good profession of Jesus as Lord.
In all circumstances, take up the shield of faith, with which you will extinguish all the flaming darts of darkness.
We Live abundantly working, seeing, proclaiming the very goodness of God.
Thanking God for the sisters and brothers beloved by the Lord.
Living in the Fruit of His Love.
Seeing the Genuineness of Love.
This is the heart of the Gospel.
Stand firm and hold to the Joy of Jesus Christ.
Father God, be our Help and direct, guide, lead each of us Shine
with the Light of Jesus Christ in all mankind
and we shall see goodness in this land -
and in the renewing of seeing the God we will recognize
in the Land of the Living,
Blessing God in Whom We Trust.
Now may our Jesus, Himself,
and God, our Father,
they love us and give us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
comfort our hearts
and establish us in every good work and Word.
Live in us Lord Jesus! Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †