Today my pastor shared excerpts from the scriptures that share the Christmas story. As many times as I've heard the story one word resonated with me.
Luke 2:8-12 (MSG)
8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.”
Shepherding is among the oldest careers. It was a lonely occupation because shepherds normally lived apart from society. It's interesting that God chose shepherds to share His glory with. What an awesome blessing! While they were working, minding their own business, God decides to show up....suddenly.
I love that.
It provides such hope to us today. No matter where we are in life, God is able and willing to meet us right there. He chose the lowliest in their society to be the first to visit baby Jesus. He didn't ask the leaders of the day, the priests, or even Mary and Joseph's family members. He chose shepherds and suddenly their lives were changed forever.
The same can happen to you. He can suddenly change your situation. Give Him the opportunity by talking with Him, listening to His gentle whispers and seeking Him in all of your challenges, difficulties, and even victories.
From our families to yours......
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Blessed New Year!
(Posted by Renee)