On the night Jesus was born, Shepherds were keeping sheep. The Angels sang out the good news of Jesus’ birth and the Shepherds immediately “went”. They were part of the “LET US”.
Shepherds were generally considered the outcast, unaccepted, and possibly uneducated of the world. In the good pleasure of God, He chose them to hear the good news. Their Savior had been born. They heard, they went, and they worshipped. Then they returned to their field glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen. (Luke 2:20)
A year or so later; Joseph, Mary, and the baby were found by wise men. The wise men declared, we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Matthew 2:2) They got their invitation from the Word of God that they had studied and in which they had been educated. They rejoiced with exceeding great joy at the sight of the star. (Matthew 2:10) After entering the house and finding Mary with the young child, they fell down and worshipped him. Then after presenting gifts they returned to their country. (Matthew 2:11-12)
These two groups of people are recorded in the Word of God as people chosen to worship the Savior. These bands of men are part of “LET US”. Their educational status, social status, economic status, and all other statuses about them were seemingly as far apart as possible. Yet they had three things in common. They —-
- Heard the Word of God.
- Searched until they found the Christ.
- Praised God in Worship.
Their differences didn’t matter. What mattered was they were part of the “LET US” people God CHOSE to hear, to search, and to worship.
It doesn’t matter today what your “status” in this world is. You are part of the “LET US”. O come LET US worship. You are invited. You are welcome. You are chosen. The only thing necessary is to —-
- Hear the Word of God.
- Search for the Savior.
- Praise God in Worship.
Jesus himself said in John 6:37 – “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.”
If God accepted the spectrum of people from Shepherds to Wise Men, He will accept you.