SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/11/15 (repost from 12/26/14) “For All The Things We’ve Heard And Seen!” (Luke 2:20)
Premise Question: Should we not still be as excited, to share the good news given to the shepherds, for all of humankind, as the shepherds were on that glorious night of rapturous joy, with everyone we can?
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:20 NIV)
The shepherds, being so overwhelmed with rapturous joy and excitement, after not only hearing, with their own ears, the wonderful Good News, but then, having what they had just heard actually confirmed, with the incredible experience of seeing it with their own eyes, exactly, as it had been described to them, by the angel, even down to the smallest detail; all of this was much more than they could ever try to contain within themselves, so, upon the return to their sheep, everyone they saw along the way, they weren’t able to be reserved or hold back from glorifying and praising The LORD God Almighty and telling them all of the magnificently wondrous, miraculous miracle of glad tidings of great joy, the Good News, to all of humankind, that they had just personally witnessed. (Luke 2:20 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The answer to the Premise Question is…YES YES YES AND AGAIN I SAY YES!!! So, Have you ever been too excited to sleep or eat or unable to sit or stand still for even a moment, because of the overwhelming anticipation and expectation of joy building up inside you and that you are experiencing due to having knowledge of something really good that’s either about to happen or has already happened? What you know and what you are feeling is too wonderful to keep to yourself; you’ve got to tell someone, call someone, see someone, show someone, or everyone about the Good News of what has happened or is about to happen. It may be causing you to dance, laugh or sing uncontrollably with rapturous joy, for you just can’t keep it inside yourself, you are unable to contain it, you can’t help it, you’re going to tell somebody, probably everybody you have opportunity to tell. Perhaps, that’s what was going on with the shepherds, with regards to the news they had seen and heard. We too, have experienced and been given the same Good News, so let’s do the same as the shepherds were compelled and overwhelmed with joy to do! Blessings…And don’t ever stop rejoicing and sharing the Good News with everyone everywhere!