So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
What is the great need in the world today? Is it information? We’re drowning in a sea of information. If information had been our need, God would have sent an educator. Is it technology? If technology had been the need, God would have sent a scientist. Is it money? Do you think your problems would be solved if you had more money? If money were the need, God would have sent an economist. Is there a need for more leisure? Maybe God should have sent an entertainer.
No. Our great need is salvation. So God sent a Savior.
I’m amazed (and blessed) that He sent the message to humble shepherds. Old Herod, the King, never did quite get it. He never did understand. But humble shepherds understood. Why? Because God has “…hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes…” (Luke 10:21).
Do you want to understand who Jesus Christ is today? Then lay your intellectual pride in the dust, come to Him and say, “Lord, reveal this truth to me.” Follow with a song of praise: “O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.”