Luke 2:20 The shepherds went back to their sheep, praising God and thanking him for everything they had seen and heard. It was just as the angel had told them.
When all is said and done, Christmas is all about Jesus. That may not fit some people’s view, but He is what it’s all about. And at the end of the day, you and I have a choice to make it about Jesus … or not.
Of all the people in the Bible, is there any character that you read about that has you thinking, “Wow, I wish I could have been that person?” For me, without a doubt, I’d go for one of those shepherds who …
were out in the fields near Bethlehem watching their sheep. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord was shining around them. The shepherds were very afraid. The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid. I have some very good news for you—news that will make everyone happy. Today your Saviour was born in David’s town. He is the Messiah, the Lord. This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in pieces of cloth and lying in a feeding box.”
Then a huge army of angels from heaven joined the first angel, and they were all praising God, saying,
“Praise God in heaven, and on earth let there be peace to the people who please him.”
The angels left the shepherds and went back to heaven. The shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this great event the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:8-15)
Yah – definitely one of those shepherds!; to see what they saw – that heavenly, angelic display that rocked them to the core – and then to have the privilege of going to see Jesus and to worship Him at His birth.
No, we can’t go back in time. But we can still worship Him in awe! Jesus.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.