Luke 2:16-20 (NKJV)
16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
God gave us the Greatest love gift ever received in Jesus. It is truly up to us to receive Him into our hearts. As we come to know Him we will treasure His love and want to share His love. We need to grow in this area daily of sharing His love.
The shepherds were told, and then saw, and then they told. We see how much God is glorified when we receive His love and share His love with others. In verse 18 His Word tells us all those who heard marveled. God can do wonderful things through us when we share what He has done in us and for us. The shepherds shared and we see in verse 19 that Mary heard all and her heart was touched, when we see what God had done through her.
We need to get excited and share all that God has done in each and every one of us. He loves us and each of us has a unique testimony we are to share. When we share then we need to remember to be like the shepherds and glorify and praise God. We do this when we receive His love and then share His love. It is amazing the Greatest gift came wrapped in swaddling clothes. The question is have you received His love and shared His love?
Have wonderful and Merry Christmas!