The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. -Beecher
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:15
On the first Christmas I see shepherds tending their sheep in the field. I see night had come and I imagine they were tired from the day’s responsibilities. I see there may have plenty of work left to do before getting a few winks. But what I don’t see are excuses. They said, “Let us go even unto Bethlehem”. They didn’t care they were tired. They didn’t care about the work that needed to be done. They didn’t care about anything other than going to see the Messiah. They saw a need to go and worship Him!
Have you already planned your day leaving out the most important part? Have you laundry to do, leaves to blow, or sleep to catch up on? STOP! Don’t let another opportunity pass you by! GET UP, GET READY, and GO TO CHURCH!