December 19, 2023

Why Me?

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.'”—Luke 2:15 NLT

That night, many shepherds were on duty in the hills near Bethlehem. Yet it was to a specific group of shepherds on specific hills that an angel appeared. And it was in that specific place where an angelic choir sang.

About that same time in far-off Persia, many magi studied the heavens, looking for signs and insights. But it was one specific group of magi who grasped the significance of one special star. These men were willing to investigate further, risking all to follow that star across many miles, persevering through dangers and unknowns.

Were these shepherds and magi aware they were participating in unique events of cosmic importance? We can imagine them asking questions, wondering why, of all people, they had these unique experiences and witnessed such special things. Regardless of any uncertainties or doubts, their lives changed when they responded, embraced the opportunities God had given them, and followed.

In our own way, each of us has a similar story. Out of all the people in the world, each of us has a special calling from God. He has given us unique experiences and brought us to unique places. He speaks to us and calls us to recognize the unique tasks He has prepared for us and our unique preparation.

Are you sensitive to the ways God may be calling you? Are you sensitive to His leadership? Listening? Ready to respond?

Reflection Question: Why do you think God chose shepherds to hear about Jesus’ birth first?

Prayer
Father, thank You for Your plan for my life and all You have done for me. Speak to me. Use me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 2

Prayer
Father, thank You for Your plan for my life and all You have done for me. Speak to me. Use me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Luke 2