Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

Trust it’s True

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:8-11 KJV).”

I’ve heard these Bible verses recited.

I’ve read the scripture passage countless times. It’s a Christmas tradition.

I easily visualize the angelic host; fearful shepherds and their restless flock.

I believe the story.

It’s not fallacy or fantasy; it’s factual.

Luke clearly recorded the shepherd’s reaction and their response to what they saw and heard.

Faith leads me to trust it’s true.

Yet, I do wonder about how the sheep reacted.

It seems to me that fear would be the normal response.

Sheep often panic and cause a stampede!

A bright light shone above and the proclamation of angels echoed around them.

Fear could have led to flight.

Did any of the sheep go astray?

We are as fearful sheep.

“For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls (1 Peter 2:25 KJV).”

The Lord is my Shepherd. (Psalm 23)

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