Do you ever picture the wise men in their royal robes surrounded by mystery as they followed the star night by night? I have certainly wondered about them and how they were led to find Jesus.
But even more I love thinking about the birth of Jesus from the viewpoint of the shepherds.
As far as we know these shepherds were not looking for or expecting anything out of the ordinary on that night, as they were caring for their flocks. But, their lives were forever changed in a moment, when their eyes moved from watching sleeping sheep to seeing and hearing angels!
As soon as the angels leave, the shepherds go without delay to find Jesus. We don’t know what they said or how they reacted when they saw newborn baby Jesus lying in a manger. I am certain that they knelt in silent worship.
Next, they begin telling everyone. Then they go back to work. This amazing beyond description experience has just been theirs but yet they have to return to the same old life. What is different is inside of them. They return to work but they are glorifying and praising God!
The Shepherd’s Way
- Glorify and praise God
I want to be more like those shepherds!