Advent Day 15: From This Little

“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” Matthew 2:6

Our Father sent the Angels to announce the birth of HIS true Shepherd, to the humble shepherds in the field that night. It could not have been a coincidence.

God plans every detail of how this world moves—He planned for their knowing and pondering and then rejoicing.

Isn’t it the lowliest among us who often have the clearest view of Heaven?
Jesus himself told us that in order to see Heaven we would need to become as little children. And truly, the Joy of Christmas is reflected in the eyes of those little ones.

They are held with a knowing, and a pondering, and then rejoicing.

Will I offer my heart to see Him, with a fresh pondering this Christmas?


Family Activity: In what way would you offer little. Drop surprise small boxes in doorsteps of some elderly in your community. 

Prayer: Lord Jesus thank you for your humble act of sacrifice. Thank you for choosing to walk among sin-soaked humans. Thank you for your gift of salvation in Jesus name.

About The Author

Bettie Gilbert can be found in a small town in Southeast Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband of 38 years.

You can find her blogging at where she is seeking to be transparent with the journey that God has her traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis.


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