Christmas Fortnight Day 12

As we continue our look at some of the people connected with Jesus’ birth, how about the shepherds?   Shepherds, lowly shepherds.  Those with whom the “elite” didn’t care to spend time.

We’ll look at portions of Luke 2:8-16, “And…. shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them…And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born ….a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord…..13 And… there was …. a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men… as the angels were gone …. the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe.….”

Keepers of the sheep.

Shepherds—

the lowliest of the low

Were the first ones to hear the GOOD NEWS.

Had an angel appear to them —

Saw the glory of God around them, and –

Received the greatest ‘birth’ announcement ever–

       Heard the angel chorus praise God—

Then, speedily went and found it as GOD HAD SAID!!

Have you come to this ONE?

The Savior of the world–

The ONE who reconciles us to the Father—

       Who brings ‘peace’ with God—

Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Have you looked to this ONE as the shepherds did?

Do you have Hispeace” in your heart?

Look to the Savior

He still saves and changes hearts and lives today!!