While shepherds watched their flocks

While Shepherds Keep WatchHave you ever experienced something so spectacular that you had to share it with everyone?

Receiving an engagement ring, expecting a child or getting  a promotion at work fill us with so much excitement that we cannot keep it to ourselves. We need to rush out and share our news with everyone.

This is what happened a few thousand years ago, when a life changing moment happened to a group of shepherds.

Luke 2:11 (NIV)

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

It was an ordinary night for these men. They were busy moving their flock from one pasture to another when the dark sky brightened and an angel of the Lord appeared to them.

The angel told them about the birth that had just taken place in Bethlehem – the birth of a savior.

Excited, they travelled to see the baby for themselves.

Upon seeing the newborn King, the shepherds were filled with wonder and awe. They knew he was the Messiah foretold by prophets long ago.

Can you imagine how excited they must have been? They were one of the first people to lay eyes on Jesus. They could actually say, “I knew him when he was just a baby.”

Luke 2:17 (NIV)

When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.

For years the world had been waiting for the arrival a Savior, and the shepherds had the glorious opportunity to see him with their own eyes.

This amazing moment was not given to the king, the chief priests or anyone of influence. It was the humble shepherds that God had chosen to be the first to know about his Son.

They were not political or religious leaders. In fact they were considered unworthy and rejected by society. But the shepherds were told by the angel, “A Savior has been born to you.”

He was not born for only the rich or famous but for each of us. And because of this, the shepherds told everyone the good news.

Like the shepherds, spend this Christmas telling others the good news.

The Messiah was born for you.

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2 thoughts on “While shepherds watched their flocks

  1. “Quiet your heart this Christmas.” Love this, Jenny, and so enjoyed reading this post. This is the news we must not keep to ourselves! (Visiting you today from #RaRaLinkup.) Merry Christmas!

  2. I agree with your thoughts. God didn’t announce Christ’s birth to the affluent or privileged. He chose simple and common people to tell of the good news because they were ready to receive and believe. How often do the trappings of this world blind us to the simplicity of His message” Immanuel, God with us!

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