I have been reflectin’ upon the story of the Shepherds in the field that were visited by the angel that told them the good news of Jesus being born. As I think about that story I can visualize in my mind that the angel has left and the Shepherds are all standing around in a group and the passage says “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” It strikes me that one of the Shepherds had to be the first to say “I wanna go,” or “Let’s go!” That is just the way normal conversation goes in a group. It would be very rare that two or more people at the same time would all at once at the exact same instant say “Let’s go!” This speaks to me that someone took the lead to make a personal choice of seeking Christ and leading others in making that choice as well! Now how courageous is that?! I am sooo proud of that Shepherd for doing so!!! About 30 years ago, I, too came to a place where I determined that I needed to seek out Jesus, only the decision was one that didn’t provide me someone to go with me at that point in my life. I had to courageously step out to find Jesus on my own and as I went, He provided helpers around me to help me find Him – perhaps they were my angels?! I can imagine that perhaps some may be scared to do that – seek Jesus on their own and perhaps it is true of you as well, but I want to encourage you to seek Him on your own or do like the courageous Shepherd who spoke up in the group of his peers and said “Let’s go,” as the more that find Jesus, the merrier and oh, what better thing to have in life right now than a Merry Christmas!!!
When you find the God of the Universe, it will be the best choice you make in all your days, not just for Christmas Day, but everyday of your life for an eternity of days!!! Woohoo!!! I’m a gal still seeking Jesus in a personal relationship and I’m all excited about finding His presence with me everyday! So, to that I say, “Let’s go!” Let’s go find Jesus together in heart with Him. With Him with us in heart, we are never alone. He is our constant companion that will always hold us by the right hand and walk with us to the most divine holy places which will be everywhere we are because everywhere we are, He will be with us in heart doing divine, holy things in accordance with His good and perfect will!!! Now to that I echo what the angels said to the Shepherds “Glory to God in the Highest!” Invite Jesus to go with ya through life and if ya can invite a friend to join Jesus on the journey, too!!!
They will be glad you spoke up with courage because they may be thinking the same thing as you, they just haven’t said anything yet. They just might end up doing like the Shepherds did after finding Jesus:
“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”
Hmmm. “Just as they had been told!” Interestin’ words right there!!! It reminds me of my favorite Christmas song right here!