There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:1-12

We hear this passage every year at Christmas. Many of us know it by heart: Angels! Shepherds! Good news of great joy!

I noticed something this Christmas that I had missed before (and I’m willing to bet you have, too). The angels didn’t appear to a group of shepherds three counties over. They appeared to those men who were in the right place at the right time. It wasn’t glamorous. It wasn’t exciting (before that evening, anyway.) They were just doing what they were assigned to do, and their obedience opened the door to history.

What you are doing in the Kingdom (or your secular life) may not seem exciting right now. But if you have the assurance that you are working on your God-given tasks, you can also have assurance that it is all part of His master plan for your life. If you don’t have that peace, begin asking Him today what His tasks are for you.

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