What Jesus Did! 'Let's Go See!' — Luke 2:13-15

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Then a very large group of angels from heaven joined the first angel. All the angels were praising God, saying: "Praise God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace to the people that please God." The angels left the shepherds and went back to heaven. The shepherds said to each other, "We will go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened. We will see this thing the Lord (God) told us about."
— Luke 2:13-15 NLT
Illustration of Luke 2:13-15 NLT — "Praise God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace to the people that please God."

Key Thought

Here's your invitation. We're invited to join the shepherds to go see the wonderful thing that God has done by sending Jesus. Yes, God has told us about this great event—through his Old Testament prophets, through the yearning of our hearts for a Savior, and through our need for answers to life's greatest dilemmas. So let's join the shepherds at the manger. But, let's not just stop at the manger; God invites us to journey all the way through the story. After all, Luke isn't writing a biography about Jesus, but is instead telling the story of our salvation through God's promised Savior. So let's strengthen our resolve to pursue Jesus all this year through Luke's story of God's saving love. Let's go "see this wonderful thing that has happened" and find God's grace, love, and salvation in Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Father, make my heart yearn to know you, your love, and your story of grace more. Teach me as I seek you in Luke's story of Jesus. I pray this in his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 1:1-3
  • Acts 4:8-12
  • John 1:35-39


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.