Imagine being one of those shepherds privileged enough to hear the angel’s announcement of the birth of the Lord: “Today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord” (Luke 2:11). You might be terrified at the sight of the angel, but his words are filled with such promise that you can’t help but rejoice in the news: the long-awaited Messiah has finally been born! Your salvation is at hand!
But what do you see when you make your way to the manger? A child born in poverty, surrounded only by his parents, your fellow shepherds,...
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