The Shepherds are so much like us. They heard and responded to God, and came to Christ. From their lives tonight, join me is seeing the way those who greeted Christ at His arrival, have shown us the way to worship Him.
The Shepherds are the Model
Heading into Christmas Eve, I have been meditating on the Shepherds as my model for seeing Christ clearly this Christmas season. The Shepherds were distinctly examples of: Humble People.
When God gets to tell the story of salvation, the Coming of the King, the birth of the Lamb of God—what details does He carefully include for us?
Here’s one that has shaped my whole outlook on life, on worship, on Bible study, and most of all—on prayer. God really loves and responds to humility.
Who came first to the birthplace of the King? The humblest, lowliest, and most unworthy in man’s eyes of all the inhabitants living around Bethlehem—the shepherds.
Join me tonight in a stable with men of the least likely profession to see a King—and yet the most honored of all Christ’s greeters and seekers. Open to Luke 2:8-20 where we will see tonight that:
God Opens the Door to the Humble
Humble shepherds who found Baby Jesus in a stable remind us that the Inn of Bethlehem was full.
That there was no room in the inn was symbolic of what was to happen to Jesus.
The only place where there was room for Him was on a cross. He sought an entry to the over-crowded hearts of men; He could not find it; and still His search-and His rejection-go on.