Something stopped me this morning.
I never realized (or had forgotten) that God shone His GLORY to the shepherds. I remembered the angel of the Lord appearing to them and later the multitude of angels, but in between these two occurrences, God revealed His Glory.
Glory /doxa/ Shekinah – the glory of the Lord. A bright cloud by which God made manifest to men His power and presence on earth. Splendour, brightness, magnificence, excellence, preeminence, dignity, grace, majesty; the kingly majesty which belongs to him as supreme ruler; majesty in the sense of the absolute perfection of the deity; a most glorious condition, most exalted state.
Can you imagine? Seriously.
I love it that God chooses the Shepherds. The lowly little shepherds. They couldn’t have been very old. Maybe teenagers. Inconspicuous. Unnoticed. Humble. The nameless shepherds.
And He shone His Shekinah Glory to them.
He revealed the birth of Deity to them. He could have chosen anyone.
This morning, I am thankful that God chooses the lowly and inconspicuous. That might mean me. Or you.
Today, while tending your flock, how might God manifest Himself to you? Keep watch.