A word from Madelyn Sutton-Director of the Christian Caring Center
LUKE 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you agood tidings of great bjoy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is aborn this day in the city of David a bSaviour, which is Christ the cLord.
It’s the Christmas season, and the greatest event in history had just happened. The Messiah had been born! For ages the J
ews had waited for this and when it finally occurred, the announcement came to humble shepherds. “The shepherds were in the business of their calling, keeping watch over their flocks. We are not out of the way of Divine visits, when we are employed in an honest calling, and abide with God in it. Let God have the honor of this work.” (Matthew Henry). God chose to reveal this wonderful news to a little group of simple shepherds on a hillside, who believed the prophecies of old and continued to be steadfast by faithfully tending this little flock of sheep. The good news about Jesus is that He comes to all, including the plain, the poor and the ordinary. He comes to anyone with a heart humble enough to accept him.
For by the first man - Adam, came sin, death, and eternal separation from God, but by the second Man, the Last Adam - Jesus Christ the righteous, came life and light, forgiveness, eternal peace on earth, and goodwill with God for men who believed For as in Adam all DIE, so also ALL those that are positioned IN Christ, by faith, will be made alive.
I leave you with this prayer from my devotional which says it all.
“Heavenly Father, thank You in Jesus' name for purposing to redeem mankind, by sending Him to be born in Bethlehem of Judea on that astonishing night, while shepherds watched their flocks. Thank You for the good news of great joy, which is for all people who trust in Christ for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Thank You that You did not leave us dead in our sins, but purposed from the foundation of the world, to give Jesus as the perfect Lamb of God, Who would take away the sin of the world and become the good Shepherd of the sheep, for all who would trust in His holy name. Thank You that in Christ I have nothing to fear and everything for which to be thankful. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.”
Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can have Jesus in your life. Don’t think you need extraordinary qualifications; He accepts you as you are. Thank you for sharing your prayers, time and financial gifts to spread this wonderful gospel to the people we serve at the Christian Caring Center.
Abiding in Him,
Madelyn Sutton, Executive Director