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Those Christmas servants

Notice the servants God used for declaring the world’s greatest news.

First, the public announcement of Christ’s birth wasn’t made by earth’s prominent leaders but by angels  –  God’s heavenly servants  –  who appeared to ordinary shepherds.  Luke 2.8-14.

Second, do shepherds qualify as newsmen?  They did this time!  Such unlikely servants received and then quickly circulated God’s startling news of a Saviour.  Luke 2.17.

Third, even the royal babe was born to serve!  He later said, “I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22.27.

Fourth, Mary, mother of Jesus, claimed to be “the maid-servant of the Lord.” Luke 1.38.

Fifth, “wise men from the East”  –  demonstrating the servant relationship of science to Christianity  –  came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews?” Matthew 2.1-2.

Sixth, Jesus was born when God’s powerful servant, the Roman Empire, ruled over a peaceful Middle East!  It was a time with (1) no wars for 200 years! (2) a common language (Greek), and (3) the safest road system the world had ever seen, making communications and travel unique in the ancient world.

Just at this time in history, through these servants, God’s urgent message went out unhindered, spreading freely far and wide.

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“When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman.”

                                                                                                – Galatians 4.4.

 Ken Packer

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