Luke 2:15-16 ” 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.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.”

The shepherds had just experienced the greatest light show ever…more sensational than the biggest fireworks display…more glorious than anything the world had ever seen.  Mixed with their awe and wonder was excitement…they had just been told about the coming Messiah.  No wonder they all agreed to,  “go to Bethlehem and see this thing,(Rhema) the Lord has told us about.”   They had been given God’s Word…the Greek word is Rhema…and their enthusiasm was infectious.  And after they had found the Christ child, their elation didn’t wane, for in Luke 2:17 it tells us that,  ” When they had seen Him, they spread the Word ( Rhema)  concerning what they had been told about this child.”  These plain, ordinary men were the very first missionaries, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.  They had no Theological degrees or  advanced education… God’s Word had touched them and couldn’t contain their elation.  They were compelled to tell others just as we should be.  For the greatest story ever told is the one they spread…a Savior has been born to you; He is Jesus Christ the Lord.

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