Daily Devotionals

December 18th, 2023

Happy December! Christmas is on its way and we couldn’t think of a better way to ready our hearts together than by spending the whole month reading through the story of Jesus’ birth and finding some  practical ways to love others. Together, we will work through an Advent reading plan provided by LCBC Church through YouVersion. Our prayer is that as you read about the greatest story ever told, your hearts will be readied for Christ’s arrival.

Read Luke 2:8-12

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Nearby, a bunch of shepherds hear the birth announcement of the Messiah and are greatly perplexed.


Shepherds were insignificant people in Jesus’ day – they were people that were often ignored or looked at condescendingly. Pray that you would have time today to honor those who are marginalized and ignored – they may be the people who God is using to get your attention.


Who are the people at your school or at work or in your family who are continually overlooked? Send them a note or a text today that tells them you see their work and appreciate it.