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Out Our Way: The First Noel - Luke 2:10-20


December 20, 2019

Out our way, ranchers, farmers and cowhands are generally well-thought-of. Even in the city, a cowboy is treated well and even admired by folks who live nearly all of their lives indoors. But it was different in Judah 2,000 years ago. Folks who worked with livestock were the lowest of the low in society and treated as such.

Now, as I have noted before, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, shepherds were out with the sheep in the hills. I am told that as dumb as cows may be, sheep are far worse, and just like the modern rancher or farmer, there was no such thing as a day off, especially in tho...

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