Jesus’ Birth (3)

When Jesus was born, the angel did not tell the king about Jesus’ birth. The angel told some shepherds who were in their fields watching their sheep. The angel told the shepherds, “Today your Savior was born” (verse 11). Then a large group of angels came and praised God. When the angels left, the shepherds went into Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. The shepherds trusted the angel’s words.
The shepherds were not important people. They were not rich. But God chose them to be the first people to receive the Good News about Jesus’ birth. This shows us that God loves all people. He loves rich people and poor people. God loves all people, no matter the color of their skin.
John the Baptizer said that Jesus was the Lamb of God – the One who would die for people’s sins. Later Jesus called Himself the Good Shepherd. He told people that He would take care of them like a shepherd takes care of his sheep.
Jesus loves you, and He wants to be your shepherd. Do you follow Jesus? Accept His free gift of salvation today.