“Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.”
How often does God do something amazing in your life? I think a better question might be how often do we recognize the awesome work of God in our lives. We are so distracted by so many things, and there is so much competing for our attention. I have often wondered why God Revealed this amazing news of Jesus birth to the shepherds first. I’ve come to the conclusion that He did this not only to represent Jesus as the Great Shepherd but also because the shepherds were not easily distracted always attentive on watching the flock and they were humble simple people. There is a great lesson in this; God doesn’t necessarily need the most famous or popular people to spread the good news, He just needs people who are ready to listen. He needs people who recognize Gods amazing work in their life each and every day and will praise, glorify and magnify God for all He has done!
“Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.”
These shepherds heard about Jesus and had an encounter with Jesus and then told everyone! This Christmas we know about Jesus. We have encountered Jesus and we’ve been miraculously been saved by Jesus. Now let’s go out and tell the world about Jesus!