It had been dark for about an hour, and then all of sudden there was this bright light. Joel, Elihu and Jacob had been in the field all day. The bright light came from know ware and it was descending on the shepherd’s. They were fearful, because did not know what was going to happen to them.
Seconds later a person with wings became more visible, and said, "Don't be afraid. I bring you good news. today Jesus was born in the town of David. He is Christ your Lord."
There fear turned into excitement as they remembered the prophecy about the Lord
"Joel, Jacob we got to go see Jesus." Elihu said
"Where is this town of David?" Jacob said with a confused look on his face.
"The town of David is Bethlehem. It's only two hours away," said Joel.
Let's go and see Jesus," Jacob said.
Joel, Jacob and Elihu were brothers that were in there thirties. These muscular men had been tending sheep on their family plantation since they were little kids.
They left at once and started out on their journey.
At about 9 pm that night Bethlehem time they arrived at the manger. They see this small brown harried looking man next to what looked like a crib. Mary who looked like a teenager was also knelt by the crib.
"Are you Mary and Joseph?” said Jacob.
"Yes we are," said Joseph.
"Is this Jesus?" enquired Elihu.
Yes, it most certainly is." said Mary with a big smile on her face.
Big smiles broke on the shepherds’ faces, as they finally got to see the Christ child. They spent an hour with Mary, Joseph and Jesus.
Jesus was wrapped in a white blanket and had a big smile on his face.
The moments the shepherds spent with Jesus were like spending time with royalty.
"Joel, Elihu, we need to leave. Joseph thank you for allowing us to see your son" said Jacob.
"Your more than welcome,” said Joseph.
It was hard for them to break away, but they left praising God, and singing songs. They were glad because they were fortunate enough to see Jesus Christ there Lord.
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