Have you heard about something that made you so excited you just couldn’t wait to go see it? Was it as wondrous as you thought it would be? Have you received a message from the Lord? If you did, did you go where He told you? If not, would you go where He told you?
It is very likely we have all been told of something amazing and wanted to go see it. Perhaps it was a place, such as the Grand Canyon. Perhaps it was a musical group, and we wanted to go see them. Or maybe it was an amazing sports feat and we had to look for the recording of it.
Sometimes, those things are as amazing as we thought they would be. However, there are many times they are disappointing. Oh, they may be pretty good, maybe even close to amazing. Yet, they didn’t live up to our expectations.
The shepherds were excited after the angel told them about what had happened just a few miles from them. They agreed to take off at once to go see for themselves. They also recognized the message had come straight from God. So, they obeyed and headed to Bethlehem.
When they saw the babe with Mary, they were not disappointed. I cannot imagine what the scene looked like exactly, but I’m sure it was an amazing scene. There was something about baby Jesus that the shepherds recognized as God. They could not contain themselves. They told everyone they met along the way about the amazing thing they experienced.
I pray we all recognize Jesus as God. I pray we celebrate His birth with as much excitement as we can. I pray each one of us tell everyone we meet about the amazing birth of our Lord and Savior. Be amazed at Jesus’ birth. Recognize Jesus as God. Tell others about Him. God does not disappoint.
Luke 2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”