Today’s Reading | Luke 2
What do you suppose it was like being a shepherd 2,000 years ago? Think about it – imagine you are one. You are out in the fields tending sheep just like every other night. You and your fellow shepherds are sitting around the fire talking and laughing like you have always done. You are not anticipating anything dramatic to happen in your life. Unexpected terror fills your heart when the sky lights up and you realize an angel is speaking to you. You barely comprehend the news. You hear him say that a Savior has been born in Bethlehem. The sky is instantly filled with a host of angels glorifying God. What would you do? Would you take some time in the next couple of days to write it in your journal? NO WAY! You would run to see the child and tell whomever you saw what happened, just as the shepherds did. We Christians often see God perform the miraculous in our worlds, yet barely respond to it. We don’t take the time to share with others what God has done or even praise Him with hearts full of joy. In what ways are you responding to what God is doing in your life? How is that impacting your world?
In the past three months, what significant events have been propelled into your world and into your life?
How did you respond to those events?
What does your response tell you about yourself?
What testimony can you give of what God has done in your life lately? To whom can you give it?