December 26 – Heard and Seen

“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2:20 (NIV)

Our experience reading and contemplating the birth of Jesus the Christ has been rich with meaning and it will continue on. The suggestion we get from today’s verse comes from what we learn the shepherds did. The shepherds had heard the angel’s announcement and the host of angels sing of the Glory of God. They had told Mary and Joseph their story of the angel’s message and the choir of angels. This Mary treasured in her heart. Now after seeing the baby Jesus wrapped and laying in a feeding trough, they returned to their place in the fields with their hearts full of praise to God. They expressed their praise to God. We also have heard the songs and the words from the Bible over these past days. Let’s be sure that now after Christmas, we also have a song of praise and glory to God in our hearts for all He has done for us through His Son Jesus. Let’s be like the shepherds in our verse who were glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It is a good resolution to make for the next years isn’t it?