Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Feast of Nativity Birth of the Savior: Joy to the WorldMicah 5:1-9
Verse 4 – He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
The main focus of this passage is in the verse 4.
Joy to the World, the Lord is come! This is the first line of a very common Christmas song that we sing every year. But what is the promise that is being fulfilled through Christmas and what is the new promise we are receiving? Christmas is the fulfillment of the prophecy of the birth of a savior and it is a celebration of salvation. But when we looker deeper into Micah 5:1-9, we can see that there is a new promise being given to us. Micah 5:4 highlights this promise in an amazing way.
We are given a Savior, Jesus Christ, and through his birth we are promised a shepherd. In today’s world many of us forget that we are sheep. We tend to go on our own and rely on our own strength and knowledge. However, we are promised a shepherd who is willing to stand with us and guide us each and every moment of our lives. From this verse we can see that we promised security and guidance. There may be many things going on in this world, which may prove to be distracting to us during this Christmas season. However, we must hold on to the joy and promise given to the world through the birth of Jesus.
Salvation has been given to us through Christ, from his birth, life, death, and resurrection. Through this salvation we gain power, strength, riches, and forgiveness. On this day let us be joyful and rejoice in the birth and coming of the Lord.
Dear Lord, thank you for graciously showering us with your amazing love and showing us your unconditional love by coming down from heaven to save us. Through Your sacrifice we were able to obtain salvation and we give you all the praise for this amazing act. Lord, let us rejoice during this Christmas season and allow us to praise you in all facets of our lives. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Thought of the Day
Let us reflect on the amazing birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We rejoice and celebrate Your birth. Help us to remember your promise to us and to rely on you instead of on ourselves.
Mr. Vineet Vinod, Salem MTC, NY