And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10 In the middle of the multi-pack wrapping paper was one roll with a thin shiny gold stripe. I never dreamed that one beautiful roll would be such an irritation. As soon as I opened the pack it was evident the stripe was glitter. Glitter on the scissors spread to my hand, spread to my face, spread to the table, spread to the floor, spread everywhere.
Two weeks ago, while studying the all too familiar Christmas story, once again, I was so touched that God chose ordinary Shepherds to be the first to hear the good news that Jesus had been born. They immediately hurried off to see what the angels had announced. Scripture says that “they found it just as they had been told.” Today I remembered a blog I had written a few years ago about this very part of the story. As I re-read it, it seems very timely to re-post. COME AND SEE
My son’s family have lived in a tiny little apartment for several years. It was small when they moved in, but over the years it seemed to shrink. Their plan had been to get their feet on the ground in Seattle and then find an affordable house. They tucked away a dollar here and there in hopes that they would have the money needed to initiate a move. Different circumstances bombarded them snatching the house fund over and over. There had been many disappointments, and yet they