Shepherds. They saw angels on the night of the birth of Jesus. Can you picture these smelly guys hanging around the fire? They could have been dreaming up stories for their families. Maybe they were thinking of how to make some money off of the angel visit. Perhaps a book deal was on their mind? Actually, we know that they were not doing any of those things. As with the first two parts, let’s go to the Word of God.
Luke 2:16-17 “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,”
Here is how Dictionary.com defines the word feet:
Noun, 1. a plural of foot.
Foot, noun, plural feet
- (in vertebrates) the terminal part of the leg, below the ankle joint, on which the body stands and moves.
One of the best parts about the gospel (or the story of Jesus) is that is forces us to make a decision. It seems that the shepherds were among the first to hear the story.
Once they heard, they moved. It was clear to them that what the angels were speaking of was for real. They had a choice and they made that choice without hesitation. It says the “hurried.” And when they saw the baby, another choice was to be made. They “spread the word.”
It is like having a can of paint. It must be spread in order to do the job. It won’t do any good to anyone if it stays in the can.
Friends, Christmas is all about God giving to us something unique. His son. The other part of that is us giving the world the same gift.
WE MUST TELL THE WORLD ABOUT JESUS. And it is my opinion that this “feet” is the most difficult of the three.
- One Yard of Christmas
Will you wonder in the feat of God giving His son to us?
Will you celebrate the birth of Jesus instead of commercializing it?
Will you be like a paint brush and spread the truth about Jesus?
I hope you have enjoyed a One Yard of Christmas. It has been fun reliving Christmas this January.
Now go, spread the word and enjoy Jesus for the rest of 2015!