“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Those shepherds weren’t thinking about the condition of those in the world around them that night. Their main concern was keeping their flocks fed, watered, and safe. They were looking down, not looking up.
A visit from an angel changes everything.
After they heard that Heavenly choir’s instructions, they followed them. After they saw with their own eyes the miracle of the Incarnation, their perspective was changed forever. No longer were they content to just keep their own flock in line – they were compelled to make sure His flock was safe as well.
“And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.”
May the message of His birth cause you this year to look around, see the world through His eyes, and work to make sure that the whole earth hears the good news brought by the angels that night.
May Christmas give us all a global perspective.