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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Every Man

Oh my how the days are flying by!

It is hard to believe that it is already the third week of advent. 

Do you know why God revealed the birth of Jesus first to the shepherds?

At that time shepherds were considered by many to be the lowest of the low in regards to the economic and social scale. 

So, why would God want to tell the world of His great gift via a mere shepherd instead of say, a king?

Because He wanted to assure us that the love of Christ was, and is, for everyone, not just a select few. 

I find tremendous comfort in this. We ALL matter. 

Tonight the Shepherds Candle, also known as the peace candle, will be lit.

May you shine bright for everyone this week.

"Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock; you who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!" ~ Psalm 80:1 

"Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes." ~ Isaiah 40:11


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So perfect.

Lorrie said...

Just lovely. The candle of peace - a state that is sadly lacking in our current world.

Mary said...

Simple and beautiful.
Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. Mother Teresa

Lisa said...

Yes there is great comfort in knowing we all matter. Lovely post!

Auntie Em said...

Laura, your caring and sharing help keep the Christmas spirit around for so many all year through. Bless you! {{{hugs}}}