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.
[biblegateway passage=”Luke 2:11″ display=”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.