Scripture reading: Luke 2:15-20
15 When 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.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Look back over the last 24 hours. Notice just one special moment, event, or encounter that has given you joy and helped you to remember that you are loved. Look back over your life’s spiritual journey, remembering those milestones that seem, with hindsight, to have truly made your life worthwhile. Offer God your gratitude — glorifying and praising Him.
Pray for opportunities to share these stories from your life as a testimony of God’s love, and invite others to receive the Jesus Christ as Lord.
Invite God to bring to mind a person(s) with whom you can share your personal story of Jesus and how He longs for all people to believe in Him as their Saviour.
Now copy out the Candy Cane poem to personally hand or read to someone, sharing the salvation story of your personal, relational Saviour — Jesus Christ.
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Saviour
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!
Lord, thank you for Your presence in my life. Lead me and guide me as I long to share the Good News of Jesus with other people. May my heart radiant the love and peace that is a testimony of Your faithfulness, and may my life be a witness for Your love.
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