So often in the Christmas story, we focus on the main characters: Mary, Joseph, and, of course, Jesus. But through the short account in Luke 2:8–20, we can learn from the shepherds four things that should make the top of our to-do list this Christmas.
The angels announced in spectacular fashion that the Messiah had been born. As soon as the angels left, the shepherds looked at each other and said: What are we waiting for?...
The shepherds did exactly as they were told. We sometimes think of Christmas as a tame holiday. We think of sweet little baby Jesus asleep on a bed of hay...
When the shepherds arrived in Bethlehem and saw the child lying in the feed trough, "they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child."...
The shepherds were overwhelmed at the angel's announcement. They experienced holy wonder...
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