|Shepherd's Field adjacent to Bethlehem|
|A well in the Shepherd's Field|
Later, the Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 1:
26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Our significance is found in Jesus, not in comparison with other people. If no one else thinks we are significant or gifted or special, God does. God places high value on people who know they are foolish, weak, lowly and despised. It is in them that He can display His power, wisdom and strength.
Two thoughts for the day:
1. No matter how you feel in comparison to others, you are significant to the Lord who created you.
2. God is always surrounding us with powerful servants who do His bidding even when we don't see them. He says they encamp around those who fear Him. So when you feel isolated, alone, overwhelmed or fearful, you have angels watching over you.
How significant are you feeling today? What are you basing your significance on?