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Did You Ever Wonder?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who watched their flocks that night?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who saw the heavenly light?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who heard the Christmas story?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds who saw the angelic glory?

Did you ever wonder about those shepherds whose way of life was lowly;

Why God would send to them the messengers so holy?

Did you ever wonder what they talked about as they sat out in the field?

Did you ever wonder at their fear when the glory was revealed?

Did you ever wonder at their faith which to the Christ Child led?

Did you ever wonder at their trust as they worshiped Him in manger bed?

Did you ever wonder why God would choose to send

The Greatest Announcement on earth to such unworthy men?

But, then, did you ever wonder why God would give to you

The gift of His Son when there is nothing you can do

To earn the smallest part in the eternal plan of your salvation?

Did you ever bow in wonder with the shepherds at the Incarnation?

May we ever with the shepherds fall on bended knee

To thank and praise our God eternally!

For those shepherds could not see the victory of ascension,

But we can worship with New Testament comprehension

Of the wondrous plan of God revealed in the despised manger bed.

May we wonder with the shepherds and to humble thanks be led!