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The Shepherds See

25 Dec

 

Catena - The Adoration of the Shepherds

“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”        Luke 2:10b – 11

What is it with my person? She keeps putting stuff on my blog that I didn’t write. Is this another Bible story? All I can say is it better be a good one – and the last one had animals, so try to beat that.

Animals and angels? No way! Okay, I’m listening.

My person told me that the night baby Jesus was born there were shepherds in some nearby fields watching their flocks. I bet it was cold and dark out there. Those shepherds must have really loved those sheep to stay out there with them. I wonder if they cuddled up with their sheep dogs to keep warm.

Okay person. You can go on with the story. I was just thinking about those animals. I love the parts with animals. Well, the shepherds were sitting around all cuddled up with their dogs and an angel appeared to them. They were really scared when they saw that angel and the angel had to tell them not to be afraid. Then that angel told the shepherds about the baby that would save them and that the baby would be lying in a manger.

When that angel finished talking a whole bunch of angels appeared and started praising God. When all those angels left, those shepherds must have been looking at each other really funny. “Did you see that?” “Pinch me please.” “Did we all see the same thing?”

Those shepherds decided to go to Bethlehem and check things out for themselves and when they got there they found Mary and Joseph, and there was a baby lying in a manger. I bet it was the first time they saw a baby in a manger – I mean, who would want to put their baby in a trough that animals ate out of?

The shepherds went out to tell everyone they could find what they had seen. They glorified and praised God and people were amazed at their story.

My person says that Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

That must have been a special baby. For angels to choose to tell people that hung out with sheep and sheep dogs, and for the baby to be born where animals hang out? What a great way to start out in life.

 

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Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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20 responses to “The Shepherds See

  1. misswhiplash

    December 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Yes Bongo it is a lovely story and that baby Jesus grew up to be a great person but when He was only 33 He was crucified by the bad people and He died that all our sins would be forgiven and that we would have ever lasting life. An innocent person who died for us sinners..what a wonderful love he had for mankind

    Happy New Year

     
    • Bongo

      December 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      Patreciau, I hope you and Neville had a wonderful Christmas. What you said sounds like there might be some scary stories coming up – but my person says she just registered for a class called “The Life of Christ” and she will be telling me lots of stories. She says there are some very special stories coming up. May God’s blessing be upon you.

       
  2. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    December 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Your person had a wonderful story to tell on your blog. Merry Christmas!!

     
    • Bongo

      December 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores, I think it’s a wonderful story too. Marry Christmas!

       
  3. Patricia

    December 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    There are animals in many bible stories. Animals are important–if they weren’t needed God wouldn’t have created them.

     
    • Bongo

      December 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Patricia, what a good point. God created us animals because He needed us. Yay! Merry Christmas!

       
  4. Wayside Artist

    December 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I hope you had a happy Christmas day Bongo and got to eat many cookies. God made the animals first, who were cast out of Eden because of the sins of people. It was fitting that the Redeemer of Man be born among the animals. I think it heals the relationship of the innocent animals with God. Enjoy the holiday week with your people!

     
    • Bongo

      December 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Wayside Artist. I did get some cookies but my person stashed most of them so I won’t eat them all at once. Darn! I like what you said about us animals having our relationship healed with God. Merry Christmas!

       
  5. eripanwkevin

    December 26, 2011 at 5:56 am

    Wow! another wonderful story! Hmmmmm… I’m very very interested how the baby will grow up!
    I’m glad I can learn about bible little by little on your post!!! :)

     
    • Bongo

      December 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Kevin. My person says there are lots of exciting stories as the baby Jesus grows into a man. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories.

       
  6. Dianda

    December 26, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Cute story! :)
    Merry christmas, Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      December 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Dianda. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

       
  7. winsomebella

    December 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I always, always love your take on things, Bongo.

     
    • Bongo

      December 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks Winsomebella.

       
  8. 2browndawgs

    December 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    We like this story and the animals!

    the 2 brown dawgs

     
    • Bongo

      December 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Brown Dawgs. The animals are pretty cool in this story, aren’t they?

       
  9. Bassas Blog

    December 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I like stories with shepherd dogs in them Bongo, perhaps because I am a shepherd dog.

     
    • Bongo

      December 28, 2011 at 12:04 am

      Bassa, you fit perfectly into those shepherd dog stories.

       
  10. sandrabranum

    December 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Wow Bongo, you are so fortunate to have a person that tells such interesting stories.

     
    • Bongo

      December 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Sandra, it’s fun when my person tells me these stories. Glad you like them.

       

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