Have you ever woken from a deep sleep
unsure if what you just witnessed was
Real or a dream?
It feels real, in a slightly implausible kind of way.
But the world is just
as you left it and you rationalize that it
was just a dream.
Roll over -
Back to slumber…
With the angel songs still ringing in their ears,
and the blinding light fading to black,
each shepherd must have been
rubbing his eyes convinced he just had
the strangest dream of all!
They blinked and gaped around
to see their companions doing the same.
I bet the exclamations tumbled out of their mouths
as each talked more excitedly than the last.
Or maybe they were all stunned into silence at
the realization that it WASN'T a dream.
At any rate, I’m sure it wasn't as orderly as,
“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has
happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
That’s Bible speak for “Did you just see that!!!!
I’m outta here!!!! Catch you in Bethlehem!!!!”
That’s how I want to wake up this Christmas morning.
Not like a child looking for gifts from Santa,
but as a shepherd, certain of and longing to worship a baby!
Happy Birthday, Jesus!