Christmas Octave Day 3

December 27, 2020  Shepherds  Luke 2:15-16

When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

(Shepherds were low-class and ignorant. Luke uses them to remind us that Jesus came for everybody)

It was cold that night and still

Time to move the sheep down the hill

Into the valley for the winter

Our fire was dying as we lay down

On that hill above the town

To sleep among the sheep

Just an ordinary night

The stars were so bright

That they appeared to move closer

Were they singing a song?

We sat up.  We hummed along

We could understand the stars!

Angelic voices compelling

Good news in us swelling

We ran down into the valley

Into Bethlehem to find

Something too great for our mind

But we sang with the stars anyway

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