Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, and the shepherds
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:8-14
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2
The poor, simple shepherds were led by the instructions of an angel to travel a short distance to find their Savior, their Messiah, their Lord!
The rich, wise men were led by a star to travel a great distance to find a new King!
The lowly shepherds followed the angel’s instructions and found Jesus! The wealthy, wise men followed the star and found Jesus!
Near or far, poor or rich: because of His love and goodwill toward mankind, all God’s children are somehow made aware of their need of JESUS! And, all who respond to Jesus in faith find what they need!
May you believe and find what you need today!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.