"The lord is my Shepherd"
Ps 23:1 the lord is my Shepherd I shall want..
LK 2:8 and there were shepherds living in the field nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
Who does God announce the birth to Christ to ?
And who does he invite to come and see the new baby born?
Many are familiar with this bible story ...
The shepherds had a unique qualities that made them shepherds.
Shepherds means ~ a person who tends, guards, protects, watches over the sheep or group of people.
The Pastor is know to be a shepherd of his church, and guides the flock of God by protecting them from all enemies that would devour the sheep.
The shepherd must be wise and diligent in dealing with what came there way.
Now stop and look at God in heaven he wants to announce his son's birth.
Why them ;
1. They believed: v: 15they said lets go to Bethlehem.
2. Never thought God wood visit them. V:17-18 amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
3. Jesus would be called the "GOOD SHEPHERD"
So as shepherds of God be wise in your dealings with sheep,
Sheep can be very difficult to work with.
They tend to wonder off on there own, the shepherd has his staff to bring them back in, and to keep them in line with the vision.
V:17 when they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.
Victory Outreach Church of Dallas