For day 8 of the 12 days of Christmas we got another piece for our nativity, the shepherd.
The first thought that comes to mind was it was shepherds who were visited by angels to announce the birth of the Savior, as recorded in Luke 2. It was they, who, after the angels left, went and saw the child, and later announced it to others.
I will paste the story from Luke 2 below about that, but first, I wanted to say how fitting that it was shepherds who first announced to all that the Good Shepherd had come into the world.
Christ later, as the true Good Shepherd, and as he himself said he would, gave his life for the sheep, even us.
What a fitting beginning for our Good Shepherd. Here is the account of the Shepherds once the angels had left.
"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds...
...And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them." (Luke 2 15-18,20).
May we ever come to the Good Shepherd, and in him find peace.
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