Saturday, December 20, 2008

These guys got it right

As I read this passage from Luke 2 today, it struck me that these were the first evangelists! When they realized the good news that Jesus' birth was, they couldn't contain themselves. Imagine what a risk they were taking in first century Asia to be making such lofty claims!

" 15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told."

Do we share that Good News with as much enthusiasm and conviction as the shepherds?

Salvation will always be the best gift that Jeff and I have received, but here's the next best:

In case you are wondering what his shirt says:

And here's what a 15 pound 11 week old looks like:


susanfranceschini said...

This is so true. Give our little chuncky monkey a kiss for us.


Mom, Dad, and Victoria

svr said...

i love fat babies! mine were always a tad on the skinny side (well, jeremiah went through a definite chunk stage).
man, how often do you just kiss his belly? :-)

roadrunner201 said...

Yep, all the time! If it weren't winter, I'd definitely not put shirts on him:-) Every time I step on the scale with him, I am just amazed!