(Luke 2)

“The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the infant. . . .”

For centuries, prophets and religious leaders prayed for and sought after the long awaited Messiah. Yet the first to find him were simple shepherds tending their flock.

Lord God, Good Shepherd of us all, you first revealed yourself to the simple folks—those who would welcome you in a manger.