6. Shepherds Find Him with Luke 2: 12, 16
Joan Bohlig (1936- )
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The shepherds represent the non-privileged, simple working folk who come to Christ. They came in
haste bringing simple gifts; wild flowers, a sheep and a lamb. This Christ includes both the poor and
rich and shares stardom in the story with a woman.
Luke 2: 15 – 19
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to
Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 16So they hurried
off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen
him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard
it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered
them in her heart.