And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. [Luke 2:20]
It’s still Christmas. And I’m not talking about being in the midst of the 12 days of Christmas. It’s still Christmas in the sense that the Good News of Christmas is still Good News and always will be. I don’t imagine the shepherds glorifying and praising God only for a season. I imagine it continued on and on. They saw and heard amazing news. They gazed into the face of salvation. They had their lives turned upside down (or in terms of my Christmas sermon, “messed up”). I mean, how does one get sick and tired of news like this:
Jesus was born for you that you may know God and therefore everlasting life.
That is amazing!
That is awesome!
A season is not enough time to share the Good News of Jesus for there are many who have not heard. And for those who have heard, we often forget. So continue on your way, like the shepherds, glorifying and praising God for all you have seen and heard.
Praise be to God, always and forever, Amen!!!
The Pastor -|—