The Shepherds Praised God

Every society needs a variety of individuals to provide for the needs of their community. Some job descriptions are considered honorable while some are deemed unimportant. One lesson we have all learned from this pandemic, is that everybody has value. The job description that society considered unimportant was rated highly important and necessary during those dark months.

Most people hate working at night. On this particular night, shepherds were in the field. They were counting the hours to go home and go to sleep. Suddenly, there was a strange sighting in the sky and they were terrified. It was an angel. He was there to announce the birth of Jesus. Then, there were angels in the sky praising God.

Luke 2: 15 says, When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” The shepherds abandoned their flocks and went in search of Jesus.  That encounter with the baby Jesus changed their lives. They did not go back to the sheep immediately; they told everyone they met, what they heard and what they saw. Verse 20 says, The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” The shepherds went back to work; their lives changed forever.

I want to take this time and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Thought for Today:  Friend, meeting Jesus brings change into your life.

Have a blessed day and Walk in faith and victory.

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