Posts Tagged: shepherd

“Hail the Heav’n Born Prince of Peace”

The birth of Jesus was announced to lowly shepherds. Think about it. The King of kings and Lord of lords had arrived on earth, the Son of God, the promised Messiah come to save mankind from sin and death. And His birth was announced to the lowest class in Israeli society. Perhaps the shepherds needed… Read more »

The Advent Wreath – While Shepherds Watched…

One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is the Advent wreath. On each of the four Sundays in Advent (the four weeks before Christmas), our family gathers around the wreath with cookies and eggnog and hot chocolate. Not only is this cozy family time, but it focuses us with joyful anticipation on the birth of… Read more »

Better Than Sheep?

Sheep, sheep, sheep. What can I say about sheep? 1) Sheep need water to survive, but they can’t tell clean water from dirty water. 2) Sheep need food, but can’t tell good grass from poisonous plants. 3) Sheep will graze the same land over and over until it becomes eroded. 4) When sheep are attacked,… Read more »