Today we see another visit from the angel, but this time to the shepherds who were watching their flocks of sheep overnight. The first point you all might notice is how the angel says again ‘Do not be afraid’… He goes on saying that this is amazing news for all the people and that this is the saviour that they have all been waiting for, before breaking into a huge heavenly choir that might have even upstaged anyone from Melodifestivalen.
The astounding thing here is that this is revealed to simple shepherds and not the temple leaders who would have known the scriptures inside out and understand the angels more. Why is that do you think? Perhaps one reason is that this good news is for all of us. The wise and the fool, the smart and the educationally challenged, the rich and poor. It is for everyone, and for the night shepherds (one of the lesser desired roles of society) to be invited to the birth of Jesus is an invition to us all to come to God
Jesus is for everyone. He came to save everyone, including the lost, the broken, the homeless, the refugee, the poor, the sick, the rich in pocket, the sucessful, the talented… the list goes on. They just don’t know it. Jesus came for you. Let that sink in today. Jesus is inviting you be a witness of His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection.
Pray today for anyone who doesn’t know that Jesus is here for them, and that God will find a way to show himself to them.