Sunday, December 10, 2006

A Shepherd's Message

And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:18

What would it have been like to hear the shepherd’s testimony? Though we don’t exactly know what they were saying, it may have been something similar to this…

There we were out in the middle of a pasture, all the sheep where sleeping. Then all of the sudden the sheep began to stir. We didn’t know what was going on. Then we saw them, the Angels who came to tell us that born this day in the city of David, was a child who is Christ the Lord…the long awaited Messiah.

Prophets have long been prophesying His coming. But what I can’t believe is that the Angels came to tell us; shepherds. Why us? Most people despise us, and see us as dirty and not worthy anything, and we are dirty. The only thing I can think is that this Messiah is willing to save anyone, even those like myself the dirty and despised. But God Himself was born today and the Angels came to tell us. Not only that, but the prophets called Him the "Good Shepherd."

What is most humbling is what the prophet Isaiah said. He said the messiah will be wounded for our transgressions, and be bruised for our sins: and it will be by His stripes that we will be healed. I’m not sure what all this means, but to think that this little child, whom I just saw, is the one who is going to redeem His people, only makes me love Him more. Maybe that’s why when I saw Him, all I could do was bow down in adoration. Some people may only see a child, but I see my Savior and my King.

Make sure you tell everyone, HE’S HERE, THE MESSIAH HAS COME!!!

-Doug Eaton-


At Monday, December 11, 2006 6:22:00 AM, Blogger Steve Kozak said...

So much of the year, even the best of theologians can forget about, a helpless baby, crying, resting in the care of a teenager. Yet all the same, our God, incarnate. The Gospel, the begining of a new world order begins not with a loud celebrated entrance, but with humility. Great thoughts. It refreshed my morning. Thanks - Steve


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