Saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.
The story of the birth of Jesus is one where all of prophecy was fulfilled, which includes today's scripture text where the shepherds abiding in the field followed the star to where the newborn King was and after finding Him they worshipped Him (v. 11).
If I could paraphrase just for a moment of the worship service performed by the shepherds it would go something like this, "hail to the King of glory, praises and honor to the newborn King. Then I would begin to shout glory hallelujah to His name as this is the only name both in heaven and on earth whereby men can be saved. Then I would say like Simeon mine eyes have seen the consolation of the Lord (Luke 2:25), glory to His name in the highest. Lastly, I would offer gifts of as a token of my gratitude for God's wonderful work in the life of humanity in sending His only begotten Son to be the Savior of the world."
That being said, let us all join the heavenly choir in singing praises to the King of glory because without His birth, death and resurrection there would be no plan of salvation, no hope of spending eternity with our heavenly Father, creator and sustainer.
What gifts are we giving to the King Jesus? On the day of His birth, Are we shouting Peace on earth and good will toward all men?
Jesus is King.
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