Highly Regarded by God

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them.

(Luke 2:8-9 NLT)

They were poor and not highly esteemed by society. Yet one night, God chose to announce the glorious news of His Son’s birth to them, and not to the highly regarded religious leaders of the day. These shepherds were given the privilege to witness first-hand the events surrounding the birth of the Saviour, who like them, was poor and eventually rejected by many. True to His character, God continues to share great things with those who aren’t well known or valued by the world. “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 14:11).

Those not well known to the world are well known to God.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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