Overlooked: Shepherds

Posted on 24 Dec 2023, Speaker: David Nikolic

Overlooked at Christmas – Shepherds

No matter where you come from and where you have been, Jesus cares about you.


8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
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.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Why did God come to shepherds?

1. They were receptive.

God loves and responds to humility.

2. They provided the sacrificial lamb.

Sacrifice has been made once and for all.

3. They had a Shepherd’s Heart.

Heart of the Good Shepherd represents Jesus’ feelings about us.

If we place our faith in the eternal shepherd, we will be filled with hope just as Shepherds were.