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Friday, December 10, 2010

SHEPHERDS

Jesus is the Good Shepherd because he looks after his sheep, one and all.  We are all part of the flock when we follow Jesus and like a good Shepherd, he finds us when we are lost, he carries us when we cannot walk, he tends to our every need.  He leads in in green pastures where we can be nurished and nurtured.  Follow the shepherd for he leads us in paths of righteousness.

Luke 2:8-14
"And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.  And the Angel said to them, "be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you:  you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!"

Just imagine these shepherds who are watching and guarding their sheep so no harm will come to them during the night, when suddenly an Angel sent from God appears to them and brings them the good news of the birth of the Savior!  They were frightened at first but they are comforted by the Angel.  The holy One that they have been waiting for, that was prophesied, is actually born!  How excited they must have been!  I can only imagine how their hearts were pounding!
Thank you Lord for the Christmas story of our Savior so that we might realize the magnitude of the event but how even the lowly shepherds were brought the good news!  The first shall be last and the last shall be first. 


During this season of joy, read the Bible account of events leading up to, during and after the birth of Christ.  Try to imagine you are there to see it all and witness the event.  How would you describe it?  In studying, your heart will grow fuller and fuller with the joy that is felt within.  Come back tomorrow for more...
♫♫Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky look down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.♫♫

♥KERRIE♥
My heart to yours...

2 comments:

Ginny said...

A very lovely post. I wouldn't know how to get those snowflakes coming down, but it's unusual and pretty.

Martbost said...

I really was inspired by your post. I have created a website, delivering the message on why Jesus came to earth and the story of the Shepherd.

Thanks again for the wonderful story.

Marty B.
www.StoryOfTheShepherd.com