When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”Luke 2:15–17 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)
So they came hurrying and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger. When they had seen Him, they made widely known the word which was told them concerning this Child.
After the heavenly choir sang to these shepherds, they immediately left their flocks and went into Bethlehem to see with their own eyes what had happened. After all, God chose to make the birth announcement to them.
They hurried and found the announced babe just as they had been told.
Those shepherds went and spread the word. Despite the fact that a shepherd’s testimony had no value in that society. They spoke plainly of what had happened to them.
Do you think we sometimes consider ourselves in the position of a shepherd?
I mean… People won’t believe our testimony of what God has done in our lives. We don’t share it because of the rejection and disbelief we presume we will get. We might think, why bother?
If we don’t talk about Jesus… Who will?
We must be like the shepherds and speak regardless if those we speak to believe what we say.