Shepherds Hear the Good News
Some shepherds were living in the fields around Bethlehem, keeping watch over their sheep. With their staffs in their hands, they guided the sheep and protected them from wolves and other wild animals. On one seemingly ordinary night, an angel suddenly appeared to them! The shepherds were scared of the angel’s power and the glory of God that shone all around them!
But the angel reassured them, saying, “Do not be afraid! I bring you good news! Today, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord! This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly the whole sky was full of angels, and they all praised God for sending Jesus as the Savior!
Then the angels left, and the sky turned dark again. The shepherds were so excited! They ran into the city to look for the baby. And they found him! They found the stable where Mary and Joseph were staying, and they saw the baby lying in a manger.
Now Baby Jesus didn’t look that spectacular. He looked just like an ordinary baby. But the shepherds knew he was God’s Son, the Savior. So they told everyone in the town what they had seen and heard. And everyone who heard this message was amazed!
What was the good news the shepherds heard? And what did they do with that news?
The good news was that Jesus, the Savior, was born!
The shepherds praised God and told everyone they saw about Jesus!
As I hang the SHEPHERD STAFF on the JESSE TREE, Here is an Advent reminder for me:
The shepherds heard the good news that the Savior was born.
They went to find him, praised God for him, and then told everyone they met about him.
MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE 出版