When They Had Seen Him

What have you seen; what have you experienced in your life that changed you? I figured out that some girls were pretty when I was in the first grade. When I was nine years old, I met the quarterback of Dallas Cowboys, Don Meredith. I saw mountains for the first time when I was twelve. I visited the Lincoln Monument when I was fourteen. I kissed a girl for the first time on July the 4th, 1975. I heard David Powers preach for the first time when I was sixteen years old. All of these experiences changed me, but none of these experiences compared to seeing my children born.

There is something about seeing a new born baby that shakes the world.

We say, “Did you hear? Mary had her baby! Yes, it was a big boy; eight pounds, ten ounces. Twenty two inches long. Has his father’s ears… poor thing.” When it’s our baby… we want to tell everyone. We pass out cigars; sometimes real, sometimes pink or blue bubble gum, but we pass them out. We show off pictures; some people show off sonograms even before the baby is born! We send out announcements—yes with pictures. And we make plans.

The wise among us start saving for college and planning for the future. The idealistic buy ball gloves, golf clubs and tennis racquets. We dream of scholarships and championships, because there is no limit to what this child might do. We see all the possibilities and promise of a clean slate and a new life.

When the shepherds who were living out in the fields and minding their own business, got the news, they went to check it out. They found the baby swaddled and lying in a manger. Dr. Luke wrote, “When they had seen him, they spread the word…” (Luke 2:17). You see when we really see Him, we also will spread the Word. The next thing he said was, “everyone was amazed.” Jesus is still amazing the world. They find it’s incredible that they can know God personally. They find it beyond belief that He will forgive their sins and give them salvation—free! They find it amazing that a baby born in a manger could change their hearts and the whole world.

This is our time. This is the season for us to spread the Word. Merry Christmas.

telemicus out

1 Responses to When They Had Seen Him

  1. Laura says:

    I liked this one! Sometimes in the rush I slow down and remember what its all really about. Im so thankful for a God that walked in my shoes. He is truely understanding. I hold my daughter precious to me and I am thankful for the gift God gave me in her.

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