Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

day 164:Gloria...

Luke 2:3-4

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

I know that everyone from Walmart to Jim Bobs Mercentile and Bait Shop are all overflowing with Christmas (or 'Holiday') titings and joy (ie... buy, buy, buy).  I also know that it's not even December yet (today is the last day of November).

But I was singing a Christmas song in the car today.  It's one of my favorites. While praying about today's 365, this song wouldn't leave my head so I decided to post it.

Can you imagine how scary it must have been for those shepherds?  They were out in a field... minding their own business and suddenly BAM!  You see an angel.  I would probably first off think I was dead.  Secondly, I'd think, "OH NO! What have I done!?"

Another thing to think of is usually when something big and major happens, it's not the common/simple man who hears it first.  Usually it is the 'important people'.  The media, the millionaires...  the gossip magazines. 

But in this case, the biggest story ever.. the birth of THE guy that would save the entire world.... was first told to lowly shepherds just doing their job.  They weren't "special".  They didn't hold a "title", but they were the people God chose to spread his good news too.

Think about it.... When you have a baby, do you go and tell your enemy first?  Do you go tell someone you care nothing about it before anyone else?  No, you tell the people most imporant to you.

God was like that.  His son had been born human, and he wanted to tell people who meant a lot to him (we all mean a lot to him, but you get the point). He didn't choose to tell a king first... he told shepherds who no one even knew.

If you ever think God doesn't notice you... or you aren't one of  "them", remember the shepherds who were just doing their jobs when God used them.  He can/will do the same for you :)

God Bless You :)


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  1. Again, great encouragement, Kelly! God can and will use anyone, even me. :)