Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-18
Videos: Shepherds Learn of the Birth of Christ,
Picture: The Announcement of Christ's Birth
- Imagining yourself in the group of shepherds, how would you respond to the angel’s message?
- What do you think you can learn about God sending a special angelic message to poor shepherds?
“Like the shepherds, we must respond immediately, with haste, whenever the Spirit speaks to us. In the words of President Thomas S. Monson, we must “never, never, never postpone following a prompting.” Sometimes after heeding a prompting, we cannot clearly see why we have been guided by the Spirit to act in a certain way. But often, like the shepherds, we see miracles occur, and our faithful response to a prompting is confirmed. We can then take opportunities to share our joy and our witness with others. Doing so can strengthen others’ faith and hope, further confirming our own testimonies and bringing us closer to the Savior and His ways.”
Elder Patrick Kearon, Come, Let Us Adore Him, Ensign Magazine December 2011