The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Great and lowly worship the birth of Jesus from the shepherds to the angels of heaven. In worship, we look up to God and give thanks and praise for all He has done and will do. I believe one of the most significant things we do as believers as we journey on this earth is to worship the Lord.

 The first mention of worship in the Bible is in Genesis 22:5, when Abraham told his servants he would go worship on the mountain with Isaac. The meaning of worship in that context means to bow down. When we bow down, we are humbling ourselves before the Lord. What was a significant time in your life when you worshiped the Lord? How has worship shaped the way you see the Lord?  

Angels Worship at the Birth of Jesus

In our story, an angel had announced the birth of Jesus to the Shepherds, and then suddenly, other angels also appeared. Luke 2:13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”[1]

Angels celebrated the most significant event in human history as they announced the Savior was born! Leading the worship of Jesus were heavenly angels. Heaven couldn’t contain their worship, which spilled out on the earth. Scripture gives us insight into these angelic beings. Hebrews 1:14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. [2]

The Shepherds Humbly Sought Out the Lord

After the angels left and returned to heaven, the shepherds quickly traveled to Bethlehem to see the Messiah.Luke 2:20 The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them. [3]

As the shepherds return to their fields, they worship by praising the Lord for what they have seen and heard. The Lord blessed them by letting them know before anyone else about the birth of Jesus.

These shepherds were not great religious teachers and had no power or influence. Unlike the Wisemen, they had very little to bring Jesus except themselves, but this did not stop them. The shepherds had the essential part of worship, which was their hearts. Proverbs 21:People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their hearts. [4]


Dear Heavenly Father, I desire to learn how to worship You as You deserve. Help me, Lord, to grow into the sort of worshipper You seek who worships You in spirit and truth. Amen.[5]

To learn how the great and lowly worship, listen here:

[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.


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