On one lonely, long-ago night like every other night, faithful shepherds kept a protective watch over their sheep. They were Bethlehem’s patient, day after day, night after long, weary night caregivers. Nobody celebrated shepherds. They were out of sight and out of mind…until one holy night.
At first…it was a night like every other. Some slept, while others watched the fields for any sign of danger, for anything that broke the dark stillness of the night.
But then the unexpected, the almost unexplainable happened. The night sky broke open…and an angel came…with the “goodest” of all good news – “a Savior is born…for you.”
In all your watchful nights – and days – that grandest, most glorious of all messages still breaks into your darkness. “Unto you is born a Savior…Christ, the LORD.” LORD of your darkness. LORD of your fears. LORD of your weariness. LORD of your stress. LORD of your discouragement and defeat. LORD of all.
Prayer – LORD, open the ears of my heart to hear your GOOD NEWS. Amen
Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016