Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

Today's picture shows Shepherds tending a flock outside of Bethlehem. The picture was taken about 1920, and reminds us of that first Christmas Eve, some 2000 years ago.

Luke 2:8-14: Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold,[b] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”[c]


  1. Thanks for this PJM; hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas

  2. In the early 1990s I was part of a church in a rural area near St. Louis. They always had a live nativity scene in a field next to the church on Christmas Eve. Since there were lots of farmers in the congregation, there were always the appropriate animals--well, except for the camels--to tell the story with. Merry Christmas, all.