Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God: Wednesday 1st January 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 2:16-21

The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them.

As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.

When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • God sent His angels as divine messengers to proclaim the Good News of God coming into our world, as a child to be born in a manger.  The first and honoured guests to hear of this “News” were the shepherds; the poorest of the poor in Israel.


  • The shepherds listened attentively, believed wholeheartedly and responded How have you responded to God coming into your lives at Christmas so far?


  • As we begin the New Year, spend some time to reflect on the Truth that God Himself has now come into our lives and is determined that we fulfil His hopes of living for Him in this world and with Him for all eternity in His glory.