Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shepherds and Angels!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Luke 2.8 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. Luke 2. 15 – 18 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 2.20 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. Luke 2.9

In the meanest of situations and with the lowest of observers, our Savior was born! But heaven could not be silent at the marvelous coming of our Messiah, and the glory of angelic hosts appearing then must have been an incredibly awe inspiring sight to those shepherds. Here is the Good News! He accepts us as we are and where we are, and if we come to Him in humility we can receive His gift of new life. There is no one too low. There is no circumstance too dismal.



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