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My name is Meredith, and I am the mother of two awesome boys; the wife of a fantastic husband; the band director for 100 students in grades 5 - 12 in a small community in Maine; and a follower of Christ. This blog is a place for me to reflect on what the Lord is teaching me.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Royal Invitation: BTG Mark 2

Blogging through the Gospels with Amy from Mom's Toolbox

A Royal Invitation
(subtitled:  He Could Have Revealed it to Anyone...)

Reading: Luke 2

Scripture:  Luke 2 :  8 - 15

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”


The Lord revealed the birth of Jesus to shepherds in the field.

Not the Pharisees,  not the Saducees.

Not even the elders of the line of David -- they were right there, after all!

The wise men?  That makes sense.  They had spent years studying the scrolls, the words of Isaiah and other prophets, combing the texts for the words concerning Messiah.  So they knew. 

But God chould have chosen anybody to reveal the birth of His Son, the Redeemer of all humanity.
He chose shepherds in the field.


Even the humble, frail, modest and seemingly insignificant have a purpose and a plan in the Father's design.

My standards of what makes a person important are not the same as my Heavenly Father's.

And for that?
I am grateful.

Help me not to put God in a box  - - - limited by my own expectations of what He will do, or who He will use.


Lord, you could have called ANYBODY to build a church in the town I teach in....

But you are calling us.

I get it.
Your plan, your design.
Your will...



The Farmer Files said...

All kinds of awesome...He chose you like He chose them. We each have royal invitations. I have never thought of this passage like this.

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