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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Night to Remember - Part Two

Continued from yesterday........

"What do you think it means?" Nathaniel questioned.

"I think we'll find the answer in Bethlehem as the angels proclaimed," David said with awe.

Another shepherd replied, "David is right, 'Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.'

"How can it be?" David's mind protested. But as he approached the young mother and father, he knew in his heart this babe was special. Even though his mind couldn't comprehend, his heart recognized that this was the Son of God.

David looked at the flushed face of the child and the tiny hands. The baby opened his brown eyes and gazed directly at him. A small smile flitted across Jesus' face, before his eyes closed in sleep.

Years later, David remembered the night with clarity. He knew it was the Lord's hand guiding them to the small stable behind the country inn. He and his friends spent the next few years sharing their story with whomever would listen. David knew Jesus would change his life in a dramatic way, but it would be many years before he fully realized what it entailed.

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