Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Journal: How do you try to constantly make things about you? What is the result? How does it get in God’s way? What would it look like today if Jesus was the point? Will you let him be?
Reflection: Why on earth would God choose to reveal himself to a bunch of lowly shepherds, rather than to kings and dignitaries? Maybe because shepherds would realize that they were not the point, and the others would not. You see, the quickest way to get in the way of what God is doing is to try and make it all about you. In fact, that’s exactly what King Herod did; and everyone saw the ugly result. But the lowly shepherds knew better; they knew that nothing was about them. Thus, they were the ones entrusted with the incredible news of the new born king.
When are we ever going to get it through our heads that we are not the point? For when we finally stop trying to be the point, we will find that life is a lot less frustrating.
Closing Prayer: please remind me, Lord Jesus, that it’s not about me, today and every day. Amen.