Ordinary Shepherds

Shepherds keeping 
The flocks by night
And an angel appears
From the sky so bright.

Saying now is the time
To bring restoration 
And Good news for all 
In exultation.

Without hesitation,
They went to the manger
To find the Savior;
A real game changer.

Wrapped in swaddling cloth
In a humble place
Where all could enter
Like the throne of grace.

All were welcome,
There was plenty of room
To greet the ONE
Who could take away gloom!

For they came into
The smelly stable
Just as they were
But ready and able.

To share the Good News
And fill all with joy
Of God’s new plan
He would deploy.

So take courage this day
To share what you know;
Life experiences
And the light you glow.

Keeping your head held high,
Accepting His grace,
Giving glory to the ONE
That helps run the race.  

Continuing to do 
All the good things;
The things you always do
For the King of all kings.
 
Poem by Mark Shields – © 12-25-2019
Inspired by Sermon of Ryan Barnett – December 22, 2019
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2 Responses to Ordinary Shepherds

  1. So thankful for Jesus. Merry Christ-mas.

  2. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey and commented:

    This poem was inspired from a sermon series called “Ordinary People, Extraordinary God” delivered by Pastor Ryan Barnett on 12-22-2019. The shepherds were ranked lowly in society but were chosen by God to come just as they were. Smelly shepherds to witness the birth of the Savor and tell others. They then returned to their sheep to do what they had done before but in a different way. Doing their job in an extraordinary way to bless the world in extraordinary ways. So keep your head held high, experience His grace, and enthusiastically honor an extraordinary God in the same way.

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