JESUS AND THE SHEPHERDS
THERE never was such an important event as the birth of Jesus. It is not strange, therefore, that God sent an angel to tell the shepherds, who were watching their flocks by night, that He had been born, and where they might find Him. What a wonderful song that must have been that the angels sang! No wonder the shepherds made haste to go and find Jesus.
SCRIPTURE Luke 2:8-14
AND there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by*night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.—Luke 2:8-14.
O MY Savior, I cannot hasten, like the shepherds, to worship at Your cradle, but I can bow at Your footstool and join the song of the angels, Glory to God in the highest. My heavenly Father, be pleased to accept the worship that I offer You, and may I, like the shepherds, want to behold Jesus, and to abide in His presence. I am grateful for all the joy You hast put into my life. I thank You for friends and companions, and for my home and for all the blessings I receive at Your hands each day. Help me to make the right use of these gifts that I may glorify You. Hear my prayer, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
Book: DAY BY DAY WITH THE MASTER with Scripture Readings with Prayers for the Use of Young People
Author: ROBERT CLUETT
Publisher ASSOCIATION PRESS New York: 347 Madison Avenue 1920
Copyright, 1920, by The International Committee op Young Men’s Christian Associations