For many years Luke 2:1-20 was a passage that the Gr 5/6's from our church memorized and recited at the Sunday School Christmas program. And, of course, it's one that long-time believers have heard many, many times during the Christmas season.
The tendency, when we read/hear the same passage so many times, can be to become a bit immune to it, and for it to lose it's effect. It can be refreshing to be purposeful about trying to read it as though hearing about it for the very first time.
What an amazing event this was! I can only imagine how the shepherds must have felt when the angels appeared and spoke to them, sharing the good news and telling them how to find baby Jesus. Fearful, awe-filled, worshipful, incredulous, the list could go on and on!
May we never lose the wonder of the gospel message!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Joshua 19-21; Luke 2:25-52