Friday, December 25, 2009
What’s So Special About A Shepherd?
If I were God’s PR Director, I would have chosen a more important venue. A quiet hillside just doesn’t seem to do justice for the birth of a King.
Of course, I’m not God’s PR Director. Like usual, God was a few steps ahead of me in unfolding an amazing plan. A plan that started with a virgin woman who was probably 14 years old. A plan that didn’t start with the educated or the political or religious leaders. A plan that is about grace, not entitlement.
Come to think of it, I think that’s probably why God chose to first break the news to humble shepherds. They didn’t expect it.
It’s just like God to pull off the unexpected.
As you know, I like surprises. So this Christmas, I’m praying that God would show up and reveal his grace to those among us who least expect it.