It is only in the book of Luke where we find the story of the Shepherds at Bethlehem.
Unlike any other story, the shepherds are set apart. They are the watchmen of the night. Guiding and protecting their flocks.
Hope is vacant.
Suddenly, an Angel in radiant splendor is before them lighting up their field with the blazing glory of God.
Hope is light in the darkness.
The shepherds were frightened with uncertainty.
Yet, the Angel reassures them saying, “Do not be afraid. For I have come to bring you good news, the most joyous news the world has ever heard! And it is for everyone everywhere!”
Hope is an embrace of the unknown.
There was no hesitation in the hearts of the shepherds to leave their post that night. Because a miracle awaited them.
The shepherds meet their Lord and Savior.
When they return to their flocks, they do not go back in the same way. They go back illuminated.
Hope is a passion for the possible.
~ Stefanie Rodriguez