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The shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.” Luke 2:15, 17
God made the Savior known to the shepherds, and they made known to others what had been told them concerning this child.
Here is the great mission given to the church: We are to make known to others what God has made known to us through the Scriptures. And what he has made known is all about his Son. We are to bear witness with the shepherds that Jesus, the Son of God, is the Savior of all who will come to him.
How extraordinary that God should choose shepherds to be the first proclaimers of the good news to others. Don’t ever say that you can’t be useful to God. Don’t ever say, “Who would listen to me?”
God also drew kings to the manger. Some of you have been blessed by God with great success. He has given you blessings that are not entrusted to others. Why has God done this? Why have you been brought to this position? God has made his Son known to you, so that all that you are and all that you have may be deployed in your sphere of influence to make God’s Son known!
God trusts his good news to shepherds as well as kings. He makes his Son known to people in every position of life, so that through them the good news of his Son may reach every person in every position of life. If God has made his Son known to you, he is calling you to make his Son known to others.
Pray for opportunities to make the Savior known to others this Advent season.