And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:8-11
Read Luke 2:8-11
Can you imagine being the first to hear about the first Christmas morning? How would you have responded to the Angel of the Lord?
The shepherds were told about the true meaning of Christmas; plain and simple. But there are a lot of things that distract people from the real meaning of Christmas.
- What distracts people from experiencing the true meaning of Christmas?
- How do you think Jesus would want us to celebrate His birthday? (Staying focused on Him and doing what He would want us to do is the most important. Have you ever thought about singing Happy Birthday to Him? Giving Him a present?)
- How have you already gotten distracted?
- What will you do to help you stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas?
“God, Thank you so much for giving us the greatest Gift possible! Help us to stay focused on You! Help us to love others and just as you gave your Son Jesus for us, help us to give to others.”