Jesus Works in the Midst of Monotony

5 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. – Luke 2:5-20

Look at the shepherds.  They were just doing their jobs when the angels came.  They were normal people doing mundane things.   I’d like to say at that point their lives where changed forever.  And to some degree that is a true statement.  But, in reality, what happened?  They returned to their sheep.  They got back to work.  They returned praising God and rejoicing, but they still returned.  That is exactly what our task is today.  We are marvel at the story of redemption – be completely overtaken with Jesus.  But, we do this in the midst of monotony.  We glory in Christ, in a cubicle.  We are to rejoice in the Lord, while driving a delivery truck.  We are to be constantly overcome with great joy, while standing at the factory producing widgets.  We extoll the greatness of God while raising a family, doing yard work and washing the dishes.  This is Christ in everyday life.


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