God in the Ordinary — Tending the Flock

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

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