Shameful Shepherd – Kevin Jenkins – Luke 2:8-20 & 15:1-7

So, honest question, why reveal the birth of Christ to foreigners and to dirty, shameful shepherds who were seen as outcasts? Why wouldn’t God share this news the phrases and other religious people throughout Israel? Why pick the outcast and the foreigner? Well, why not? Jesus entire ministry was devoted revealing God’s love and His grace to the sinner, the outcast, the lost and forgotten. Everyone the religious elite looked down upon, Jesus would lift up, heal and reveal God’s love. Because these elite ignored the words of God’s prophets, they missed it, and this miracle was shared with shepherds and revealed to foreigners. Why the shepherds? Well, why not the shepherds!