Advent 2022: Tuesday, November 29
November 29, 2022
That night there were shepherds in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior- yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
Isn’t it amazing that God decided to announce the birth of His Son, to a bunch of shepherds? You would think that the Almighty God, the Creator, would have made this announcement to the leaders of the Jewish people, the High Priests, who have been waiting so long for the Messiah.
No, God chose a bunch of shepherds whose sole purpose was to lead, feed and keep from harm their flocks, to bring the “good news of great joy to all the people.”
Jesus didn’t come to be the Savior, the Messiah and the Lord, to a select few. He came to be the “Shepherd” to all people.
So, as we gather this Christmas with our families and friends, may we allow the radiance of the Lord’s glory to surround us, and remember what the true magic of Christmas is.
Michele Thompson, elder