Commentary: The angels and the shepherds

What an incredible experience those shepherds had-they had just been visited by angels! But notice what they did after the angels had gone, because the real test of the Christian life is not how well we handle the occasional spiritual highs, but how well we function during ordinary times. 

They personally examined the evidence. They didn’t say to one another, “Let’s send someone to see if there really is a baby in a manger.” Instead, “The shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened.’” 

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