Read: Luke 2:8
In the fields very near the location where Jesus was born, shepherds were watching their sheep. Though we do not know for certain, it is very probable that the sheep these shepherds were watching were being raised to be Passover sheep. Once a year, Jewish families would sacrifice a sheep on the Passover holiday as a reminder of God’s salvation of Israel in the past, His covering of their sins in the present, and a hope for His provision of ultimate salvation in the end. Because Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins, we need not sacrifice sheep any longer . . . Jesus Himself is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Question of the Day: Have you ever trusted in Jesus Christ as your savior to take away the penalty your sins deserve?
NOTE: Each day between now and Christmas, I will be posting these devotional thoughts concerning Advent to this blog. The artwork for each day is a product of children from Wildwood Community Church‘s Children’s ministry. You can also access these posts via the “wildwoodchildren” Instagram feed or Wildwood Community Church’s Facebook page.