“Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”
These were the words of the angel as the birth of Jesus was announced to the shepherds. Shepherds were considered to be a lower class of people, but God sent His messengers to make sure that they knew that this Savior that was coming into the world was for them too. Jesus came to save everyone, not just the rich and powerful, not just the elite and famous, not just the well educated — no, Jesus came for everyone — even the lowly shepherds.
This angelic message is still true today. Jesus still offers salvation to all that will come to Him. Our station in life does not matter to God; “For God does not show favoritism”, Romans 2:11. He looked with love and mercy upon each of us and sent Jesus to be our path back to Him.
Thank you kind Father for the beautiful gift of your Son!