And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this Child.
- Luke 2:17
When Jesus was born, the announcement came to an unlikely bunch.
No pomp and circumstance, no kingly parade or inauguration.
Instead, the proclamation first came to lowly shepherds watching over their flock at night.
Christmas is a reminder that Jesus didn't first appear to the ‘somebodies’.
Instead, He came for anybody, especially the nobodies...
The shepherds were invited to go and see.
And notice what happens after they go and see—the shepherds can't wait to go and tell;
“And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this Child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them... And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them” (Lk. 2:17-20).
Everything they had seen, everything they had heard, they wanted to tell someone.
The shepherds did what anyone who encounters Christ should do…talk about it!
Today’s Reflection & Action:
Do you have the desire to share the good news of Christ with someone? What does that say about you and your relationship with Him if not?
When was the last time you shared Christ with someone? My guess is that it has been too long. Tell someone about Jesus today.
Paper Sunday is blessed to collaborate with Chris Harper on this Advent Devotional Series.
Chris Harper is a speaker, writer, and disciple-maker. Chris is President of 252Edu, a consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Chris serves schools, churches, and non-profits by helping them "grow in wisdom, favor and stature with God and man.”
When not taking ground for King Jesus, you can find Chris on the basketball court playing a pick-up game. Chris is a sneakerhead, an avid reader, and loves a good cheeseburger. You can follow him @252consulting on Instagram.