Think of all the main people involved in the Christmas story–Mary, Joseph, The Wise Men and Shepherds.
What did they DO when presented with the message of Jesus’ birth?
In one way or another, they worshiped! They submitted themselves to God! They bowed down!
In many ways, that is really the only reasonable response.
Think about it: If you were Mary or Joseph, and you knew that God was working through you to bring His Son into the world, you couldn’t just go along your way, as if everything was normal.
If you were a Shepherd and Angels announced to you that “This day, in the city of David, a Savior is born” , and “you will find Him
lying in a manger”, you couldn’t just go back to your sheep.
If you were Magi from the east, looking to the land of Jacob for ‘a star’ to arise, you couldn’t pretend you didn’t see it. You’d have to go!
…and when you saw Him, you couldn’t just say ‘Nice baby” and go on…you would almost Have To Worship! You would be compelled to bow down and surrender your love, your adoration, your gifts.
Tonight, as you prepare yourselves for Christmas morning, make sure you stop. Make sure you bow down. Make sure you worship Him!