Session 12: CHRISTMAS

10 November 2020

Luke 2:1-20 (ESV) – The Birth of Jesus Christ

Artist: Geraldine
During Christmas time, we receive gifts from one another. On the first Christmas, God sent mankind a very special gift from heaven – His beloved Son, Jesus, who came to earth to be the Saviour of the world. He died so that our sins may be forgiven.

During the first Christmas, the shepherds received the sign that the Saviour would be wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.

Unfortunately, the people then did not make room for the Saviour in their lives and the baby Jesus had to be born in the manger.

For the 2000 years since the, has mankind made room for the Saviour?

Will you make room for Him?
Artist: Terry
Luke 2:11-12 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

The Lord left his heavenly crown above so he shall be really and truly man, and shall be nursed and brought up like other children, through the several states of infancy, childhood, and youth, to that of manhood… Jesus Christ is his name, a Saviour born to the world.
Artist : TF
From Luke passage. Bethlehem star. The star shining the way. Wrapped in blue and green. The earth. The heart of God within that light shines to all us humans. Some are touched with the light and shown the way. Some touched by the light and covered by His blood through the ages, to travel and find THE heart. Some are empty souls searching forever. Like the humble baby, THE heart is wrapped in humility and covered in earth and life. We move as we are touched, as we live and search.
All the shepherds saw the supernatural star. Not all moved to look for it. Not all went to give their all and worship. Just like us, I guess.

Luke 2:1-20 (ESV)
The Birth of Jesus Christ
2 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.