It was A.W. Pink who said “The whole civilized world celebrates Christmas” So other that Easter time, where our Lord and Savior died for our sins, Christmas time when we celebrate the birth of our Savior is one of the best times to talk about Christ and why He came into this world.
The Shepherds did!
When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:17-18
Why did Christ come?
Paul answers that question , when he writes in 1 Timothy 1:15-17 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. 16 Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
King James Bible translates Luke 2:17 as And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
That gives me the idea that those shepherds went on a mission and they had something to say about the events that just took placed, no doubt they had Micah 5:2 spilling out of their mouths. The whole town was over flowing with people because of the decree from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. Luke 2:1 This was by God’s sovereign design that those shepherd went and told of the birth of the Messiah.
Shouldn’t we do the same?
- How can anyone wonder or consider these things about Christ without being told? Luke 2:18.
- How can anyone come to saving faith without being told about the things of Christ? Romans 10:17
When you are with your unbelieving family and friends, share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Tell them about Christ, tell them that Baby in the manger is God come in the flesh John 1:14 and ask them to consider Jesus Christ as their Savior. Then let the Holy Spirit do the rest, your job is not to save them, your job is to share the gospel and God will not let His word come back void or without accomplishing what He desires Isaiah 55:11.
Go and tell them about Christ.
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria