Today’s reading: Luke 2:8-20
For the most part, my days are just plain ol’ ordinary. I usually tend to float through them. Sometimes, at the end of the week, I look back and think “What happened this week?” I get wrapped up in the tedious day to day routine. I don’t notice things.
And then, something will strike me with such wonder, that I go through the day filled with awe.
Perhaps it’s the way the sun’s morning rays break through the clouds. Maybe it’s the way ice or dew sparkles on the tree limbs, like diamonds.
It could be a song on the radio that causes me to burst into worship and praise, and changes the whole outlook of my day.
Suddenly, my ordinary day is filled with a new outlook, and I’m seeing life with fresh eyes.
And so it was with the shepherds. They were doing their ordinary job, keeping watch over the sheep. Suddenly, one of God’s angels stood before them, and God’s glory was blinding them. Not only that, a whole host of heaven’s angels joined the first one! What a heavenly choir that must have been!
After hearing the good news of a Savior born, they had to go and see.
It was life changing, as meeting Jesus always is.
Afterward, the shepherds went back to their ordinary jobs, caring for their ordinary flocks. But there was a difference. They had seen Jesus!
“The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” Luke 2:20 NLT
I imagine they were filled with such awestruck wonder, they could hardly contain themselves. I imagine they begin to see everything a little differently – with a new perspective. A brighter one.
Points to ponder:
*Does Jesus fill you with awestruck wonder?
*Have you responded with joy to the Good News of a Savior born for you? If not, let today be your day of salvation!