FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10TH | LUKE 2:8-14 The shepherds hear the good news of Jesus’ birth at night. They were terrified when the angel of the Lord first appeared, the nighttime darkness shining with the glory of the Lord. These herdsmen would never have expected a messenger of God to privilege them with time and attention. They weren’t high class. They weren’t respectable. They lived with and tended to the sheep. They worked the night shift. This Advent, consider who in your community might be most surprised by a nighttime herald of good news? How might you or your church shine the light of Christ into these people’s lives? God of Glory, as we prepare for the birth of Christ, help us discern who might most need to receive this good news. Empower and encourage us, God, to surprise the shepherds with our time and attention. May we bear witness to your glory and your love. Amen.
These daily devotions are taken from the Presbyterian Outlook Journal. The entire devotional can be found linked below.