Jesus' coming transformed the lives of His mother Mary, of Joseph, and of the shepherds who came to the manger. No one who came to the manger stayed the same. Life with its responsibilities continued, but they were different people. They were changed, transformed. They had a bigger vision of God, one that overflowed from them into the lives of others. How are you different because you have met Jesus?
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.—Luke 2:17-20
Prayer: Jesus, Your coming changes everything. How can we be the same? Let our lives witness to Your existence. We pray in Your name, amen.