Day 2 - One Shepherd for My Nativity
The biblical shepherd around Bethlehem spent lonely days and nights with his flock, leading them to food and water and guarding them from wild animals and robbers. The shepherd was accountable for every adult sheep and lamb in his care. If one wandered off by itself, the shepherd followed and brought it back to be with the rest of his sheep. Even though his job was important, he received little attention and applause.
It's been over 2,000 years ago since a lowly shepherd was chosen to play a major role in the beginning of Christianity. The day was no different than ours is today. He was devotedly going about his work, unaware that in a few hours he would be called to witness a birth that would impact human spirituality forever.