Behold the Lamb of God! -John 1:36 KJV
What greater witnesses could there be to the coming of the Lamb of God, than those who tended their flocks by night.
The rich didn't witness His coming—they were too comfortable.
The powerful didn't witness His coming—they were too proud.
The religious leaders didn't witness His coming—they were too blind.
The merchants didn't witness His coming—they were too busy.
On a quiet hillside close to where Jesus was born, God made the news known. He spoke it in phrases of wonder, through creatures of splendor, to men of low degree. Those who were excluded from society's fancy gatherings would be included in heaven's greatest celebration. Those who had little education would come to know heaven's greatest revelation. Those who had few possessions would come to receive heaven's greatest gift.
Like the shepherds, God comes to us in our spiritual night to call us into His light. He comes in our spiritual poverty to call us to the riches in His Son. He comes in our spiritual loneliness to call us to the fellowship of His eternal celebration.
He who was wrapped in swaddling clothes has wrapped us in robes of righteousness. He has given us a mansion in heaven, the child who had no place to lay His head. The babe who cried as His mother held Him in her arms, will wipe away all our tears.
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