Shepherds In The Field

Updated: Jan 6




LUKE 2: 8-14

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,


“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” (NIV)


REFLECTION


Nearby in the fields, shepherds watched over their flocks. A messenger of the Lord appears to them, announcing good news, “a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” The first sight of the angles terrified the shepherds, though this is not a time for fear but rejoicing.


Their announcement of joy is for all people. Throughout the gospel of Luke, “joy” is associated with salvation. One who rescues God’s Deliver has been born in the town of David.


“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”






notes:

Scripture quotations from; THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.


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