“When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.” (Luke 2:17-18)
We can only imagine the reaction of Mary and Joseph to having some complete strangers visit them and share a story that confirmed what they too had been told by an angel – that the son born of Mary was the son of God, Savior, and Messiah.
The good news the shepherds first proclaimed 2000 years ago is just as important to the world today as it was then. A savior has been born. The creator has become one of his created! An anointed one has come to reconcile God and mankind, and each of us to one another -- to love all regardless of who we are or what our abilities may be.