The search of the Shepherds – Luke 2:8-20
When you set out to search for something, it’s easier if you have clues to guide you. Treasure hunts are based on signs. If you follow them, you find the treasure you’re looking for.
V8-9,The situation of the annunciation – Pay attention to who got the announcement Shepherds were the most humble class of that society. Men who smelled badly and dressed in field clothes, whose
habits were not attuned to a sophisticated society. Here they were, just doing their lowly job, “keeping watch over their flocks by night” just as they and their forebears had done for centuries. No one knew who they were or where they were. Frankly, nobody cared. But to them was made the greatest announcement the world has ever heard!
Jesus’ birth was not announced to rich or powerful men, but to simple shepherds; not to people that mattered, but to uneducated shepherds; not in the capital city by The Jerusalem Daily Post, but in the country somewhere outside the insignificant town of Bethlehem; not to the highest government officials in their ivory towers, but to the most common of society on a lonely hillside; not to famous or prominent people, but to unknown, unnamed shepherds; not at noonday to the entire city, but at nighttime to a few shepherds.