The announcement went first to the shepherds. They didn't ask God if He knew what He was doing. Had He gone to the theologians, they would have first consulted their commentaries. Had He gone to the elite, they would have looked around to see if anyone was watching. Had he gone to the business people, they would have first checked their schedules.
Instead He went to the shepherds who didn't know enough to tell God that angels don't sing to sheep and that messiahs aren't wrapped in rags and sleeping in a feed trough.
Today, a small cave outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. The entryway is so low that you can't go in standing up. You have to stoop.
The same is true of Christ today. You can see the world standing tall, but to witness the Saviour, you'll have to get on your knees.
What a privilege that we can come to Him, our Creator and the God of this universe, in a very real way through His Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords!
May you know His amazing, awesome, and perfect Love today, this Christmas, and always.
....portions by Max Lucado
"The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).