Like the Shepherds
Luke 2:1-20think about it.
What does this event tell you about God's timing and sovereignty? What is the "good news of great joy" really about (2:11)? How did this affect the shepherds (2:15-20)? How has this news affected your life? What will you do today to make this same message known?
Today we get a good look at the shepherds and the part they played in the Christmas story. The more I read, the more I realized that I would do well to pattern my responses to the Lord after those of the shepherds. To sum it up, they were thorough and committed.
The shepherds are fearful when the angel first appears (logical) but they listen to what the angel has to tell them, they discuss and consider what they've been told and then they act on it right away. After they find Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, they tell others about their experience and then return "glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen" (vs. 20).
So what did you learn from the shepherds? What can we do to get to that place of being thorough and committed in our response(s) to the Lord? Tami W.
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