Today’s Scripture: Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29b

Yesterday, we looked at the hymn by Fanny Crosby, “Tell Me the Story of Jesus,” and the fact that if you love a story, you will tell it. Today and the next couple of days, I will be telling you the story of Jesus. Each day we will cover the part of the story mentioned in each verse of the hymn.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word.
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth.
Glory to God in the highest!
Peace and good tidings to earth.

I know it is not December, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about Christ’s birth. After all, in the stores, Christmas started months ago!

Jesus was born in Bethlehem as predicted by Micah. We believe that Christ was born in the Tower of the Flock in Bethlehem.

And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. Micah 4:8

Jesus’ parents were sent to the tower because the inn was full. Every shepherd that heard the angel’s announcement knew exactly where to go because the angel described a place where they all had been. In this room, around the time of Passover, the spotless lambs would be wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed in the manger! At Christ’s birth, God made it clear that Jesus was the Lamb of God.

Today, even though it isn’t December, let’s think about the wonders that occurred at His birth and thank God for sending His Son to be the perfect sacrificial Lamb. The angels sang, praising God that the Lamb born that night truly would give “Peace and good tidings to earth!”

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.