You Belong Here!

Advent Day 7: Shepherds in the field

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. -Luke 2:9-11

Shepherds were among the first to hear this good news. There was nothing special about them. They were at work. The setting was mundane. But these details are important. God comes to you where you are. He doesn’t make you dress up. He doesn’t give you an address on the far corner of the world, where He can be found. He finds you. He comes precisely to the place where it seems he is least likely to come. 

And when He comes, you know it.

Behold! God is here. He has come to save you once and for all. He has come to make good on His promise. The days of evil are numbered. Sorrow will cease. Justice will finally come. Fear will be no more. When you forget, He will remind you. The great joy of the world is here.


God, Thank You for finding me right where I am. Help me to see You in the ordinary and the mundane. I know You are with me.  Amen.