For All the People

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Luke 2:1-20

Luke chapter 2 is one of the best known passages in the Bible. Every Christmas pageant, tons of Christmas sermons, dramatic readings about Christmas--typically include or focus, in some manner, around Luke 2. So as I opened my Bible to prepare my blog on this very familiar passage, I'll be honest, I was thinking Here we go again with Luke 2. What in the world am I going to blog about? So I sat there for a couple of minutes and then decided I would read the verses slowly and carefully 2-3 times considering and searching out exactly what God would show me. As I did that, I kept coming back to verse 10 "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people," and specifically the phrase "all the people."

So take a few minutes and rethink this familiar passage. What do the angel's words communicate to you about Jesus coming to earth? Do you see any connection between the angel's "for all the people" and the fact that this message was delivered to lowly shepherds? Tami W.

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I think the shepards that the angels appeared to in these verses were jews. I believe this message/verse "for all the people" was addressed for the "Wise Men" that would come to vist Jesus later. These wise men were the first "Gentiles" to realize and accept Jessus. He came for all of the people - even us

'for all the people'--Christ came for ALL. How many times do we think someone is unworthy, of no account, not deserving of God's grace? Do we see each individual as God does? Are we afraid of people of other faiths or those with no faith? I will remember this verse-"Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people". Let's spread the Great Joy by sharing the Good News!!

When Jesus came to earth as a baby and life and ministries on earth: HE (Jesus) did all things NEW! HE came for everyone from the so-called lowest to the highest - "for ALL the people"! That's why Christmas is so special and excitement in my life!!

This verse is a reminder that you don't have to dress, talk, or live a certain way to receive a word or vision of God. These Shepherds didn't even question it, they were so excited that immediately scurried off to witness what has been revealed. Unfortunately, I can't always say that when God revealed something to me, I rejoiced as Mary did. At least not be I questioned and had doubt. Most times, I either did the opposite or just sat and questioned every detailed. But, I'm so thankful that God has given me a chance even though I don't deserve another chance. It's truly amazing how God loves and forgives us even when we've done the undeserving or even when thought we were on top of the world, looking down on others. He humble us ... and it's humbling to know that we serve an awesome color who Loves Us All. Praise God in the mighty name of Jesus.

Whenever an angel speaks, the dialogue begins with "fear not." Those words always grab me; there are many things in life that seem scary, but God sent His son to sheild us from those things. All we have to do is choose Him. If Mary in her circumstances can have peace, my circumstances seem miniscule. I love the peace that only God can give, and Christmas celebrations are wonderful reminders of what God has to offer = fear not.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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