Luke 2:8-20 begins by moving the scene away from the baby Jesus born in a manger to shepherds working outside of Bethlehem It is the is the lowly shepherds who are chosen to be the first recipients of a wondrous message: a Savior is born who will bring peace for the people of God. Overwhelmed by this glorious news the shepherds search out the baby Jesus, finding Him just as it had been told them by the angel. Overjoyed, the shepherds tell others about the good news and join their voices in praise with the heavens.
In this passage we see the glory of God on display through the praises of heaven and earth. The host of angels and the lowly shepherds together declare the good news that God has fulfilled His promises to Israel, that, in His great love, He has not forgotten His people nor His promise to bring the King!
In this passage we are challenged to be like Mary, the mother of Jesus, and treasure up and meditate upon all these wondrous revelations of God, who He reveals His glory to and how His glory dignifies sinners and sufferers like you and me.
TO STUDY THE PASSAGE ON YOUR OWN OR PREFERABLY IN A GROUP SETTING LIKE A HALLOWS MISSIONAL COMMUNITY (MC), USE THIS STUDY GUIDE ON LUKE 2:8-20: MC Study Guide-12_19_21