The shepherds were the first who bid others to “Come and see.” Scriptures says that “they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child” (Luke 2:17).
And ever since then, it has been the sacred and joyful task to share the same message, especially at Christmas.
“O Come, little children.”
“O Come, one and all.”
The gift of a God and a Son. Christ, the Lord, in a manger. Born in a stable, to speak words of truth and grace. Adored by shepherds, to climb a lonely hill beneath a rugged cross. A birth sung by angels. A death watched by those same angels, now hushed, as He cries, “It is finished.”
Come, little children. Come all, to see the One with scars on His hands and feet, in His side, yet risen. Risen.
Come and see. Come and worship.
Excerpted from Finding Christ in the Carols, by Ian Christopher, available for only $2.99 on Amazon.