Come. Let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker, for he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. (Ps 95:6-7)
At the time when Jesus was born, shepherds were pastoring in Bethlehem. In one occasion, heaven opened up, and a multitude of Angels appeared singing praises to God announcing to the shepherds the Good News: the arrival of Saviour, Messiah and Lord.
The shepherds were the first ones see this open heavenly vision, a wonder of God and this let them to take action, “Let’s go to Bethlehem”, they said.
The shepherd visited the true Shepherd, as John Gospel tells us, the one that came into this world, and I believe this to be an affirmation of the nature of the JESUS, the chief Shepherd of our souls.
There is something healthy when we kneel in worship before God. It takes away the self-centred of our lives, and it brings us into the place where we belong, and in that place, we are called the people of his pasture. It is a place of abundance, overflowing with the life-giving flow of God’s Spirit.