It was another night out in the fields, tending the sheep like they did every other night. There they were, standing watch over the sheep. Others depended on these shepherds for their livelihood, their sustenance. Each night they did the mundane, the routine. This was their life.
Each day we perform the routine, the mundane. We go to work, to school, to places to run errands. We tend to our children, our aging parents, the sick and the infirm. We laugh and cry with friends and family; mourn those we lose; celebrate with others. Like the shepherds, we go out into the fields to tend to our life.
It may not seem like the sacred or the extraordinary, but this is where God is at everyday. God is in the ordinary, the everyday, right there with you. “In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night (Luke 2:8, NASB).” God’s presence is evident if you look for it, seek it with all your heart, soul and mind — often when you least expect it in the ordinary of your every day life.
“And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened (Luke 2:9).”
© 2021, CGThelen
12 thoughts on “God in the Ordinary — Tending the Flock”
Amen! Inspiring message filled with the love and grace of a God who meets us in the ordinary avenues of life
Praise God for His love and grace — that he uses the ordinary for extraordinary things! Blessings.
It’s encouraging to be reminded God is with us every day in the ordinary. Thank you! ✝️❤️
Praise God that he walks with us daily. Blessings.
As we go about our ordinary lives, it is easy to forget that God is RIGHT HERE. Thank you for this reminder.
May we be aware of His presence in our everyday life. Blessings.
This is so uplifting! 🌟
May you be encouraged today. Blessings.
I love this message. Thank you.
Praise God! Blessings.
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