As soon as the angels went back to heaven, the shepherds didn't waste a moment. They wanted to see the Christ Child for themselves. It wasn't enough to hear about him. The angel gave them clear directions.
What if they'd waited a week or even a few days? Mary and Joseph might have found other accommodations by then. They would have missed a great opportunity.
We're given a chance, sometimes multiple chances, to meet the Savior. Someone shares how Jesus came to this earth, lived a sinless life though he was tempted as we are, died for our sins, and rose again. Then they tell us the most amazing thing of all: We can receive forgiveness and have eternal life if we ask him to forgive us and follow him.
Have you seized that moment yet? Don't miss your golden opportunity. If you want to receive Jesus as your Savior, pray this prayer:
Jesus, I know there's no way I could ever be good enough to meet God's standard of righteousness. Thank you for coming to this earth and paying the debt I owe. Forgive me for all my sins and come into my life. Change me from the inside out, and make me like you. Amen.
If you've prayed this prayer, please share the good news with me. May the Lord bless you.