“Like a shepherd, he will care for his flock, gathering the lambs in his arms, hugging them as he carries them, leading the nursing ewes to good pasture.” Isaiah 40:11
A coincidence that God sent angels to tell the shepherds outside of Bethlehem to go and see the Christ Child? Not in my book. If Jesus was to lead like a shepherd, then why not have a shepherd be among the first to see the Savior? In my mind, I picture shepherds as being patient and caring people. And like the sheep that followed the leader to green pastures, the shepherds followed the star to the manger and silently worshipped the baby.
God wants us to follow the star of Bethlehem to the manager this Christmas season. To enhance the Advent spirit, I’m hosting a brunch Sunday after church. It is my challenge to be more than the hostess–to be the shepherd for the event–and lift up the “Reason for the Season.”
Dear God, clear the path to help us find and worship the Baby in the manger. Amen.