The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God
for all the things they had heard and seen,
which were just as they had been told.
What a story they had to tell. They were bubbling over with it and perhaps could never stop speaking of it all the rest of their lives.
You do wonder how many listened to them, as it appears not to have registered in Jerusalem given the reaction to the Magi’s arrival.
As we wonder again at the incarnation and all it brought to fruition, how excited are we to explain that what we have heard and seen is true?
The unwillingness of people to listen is not an excuse to keep quiet.
Daily Reading: 2 Samuel 6