Breathtaking events draw people from the hills (and everywhere else). Peculiar phenomena and momentous occurrences are like magnets to mankind.
“I’ve just gotta see that for myself,” someone might say, after hearing something remarkable has taken place. Nowadays, we might hit the internet, looking for videos and photos before entering the happening’s location in a GPS system and setting out to find the spot.
But in First century Bethlehem, the shepherds received the news from the heavenly host. Immediately, they herded up their sheep and scurried off to find the birthplace of the Savior of the world.
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’” (Luke 2:15, NIV)
Arriving at the rustic stable, outside the overcrowded inn, the shepherds knelt and worshipped the God-made-flesh, while he slept in the hay-filled manger. The Good Shepherd curled up in swaddling cloths made His home among His own.
And we are thankful.
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