“And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them” (Luke 2:20).
This verse is often remembered and even preached frequently during the Christmas season. But it would be a shame to ignore it during the rest of the year. What a night it had been for these dear shepherds! I have actually stood in the fields surrounding Bethlehem. It has overwhelmed me to think of what it must have been like to be watching over the flock in the darkness of the nighttime. Suddenly and dramatically the angels visited them. Magnificently they were informed of the birth of the Savior. These shepherds were not held in high esteem, yet they were the ones who witnessed the angels giving glory to God. Immediately they went to Bethlehem to see the Christ child. Upon returning from visiting the baby Jesus, they gave glory and praise to God.
For today: I can’t help but think of the blessings I have experienced. If glory and praise was good for the shepherds, it’s good for me today!