An Unlikely Pair

December 24, 2023

Book: Luke

From the time we are little, we are taught to group things like big and small, hot and cold, or tall and short, but as we get older those groupings become based on more critical concepts like, good and bad, or have and have not. The Advent story from Luke unites two groups that seemingly would not be matched together. The heavenly angels revealing themselves and the good news of Jesus’s birth to lowly shepherds is a message that God’s love takes what we have separated and unites it back together. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 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.” Luke 2:13-15