The Shepherds came to see Jesus

The Shepherds came to see the New Born King
The Shepherds were considered thieves, troublemakers in their day
They also smelled bad
The Shepherds smelled like the sheep
Baby Jesus Mary and Joseph rejoiced that their first visitors were these outcast
The Angels rejoiced in telling these shepherds that the new born king was born in a stable
Maybe just maybe because the world looked down upon them that they had eyes to see the new born king
Wrapped in cloth and laying in a manger
Yesterday I was sitting in a church and I noticed a homeless man in prayer
It struck me that so many homeless spend all day in our churches keeping Jesus company
The baby Jesus rejoices in the company of these modern day shepherds
The Homeless are in so many ways the modern day shepherds who came to see Jesus on that first Christmas day

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