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Imagine the Shepherds

The Common Rule

This morning, try to imagine the shepherds. You’ve heard this story so much that the extraordinary has become normal. But think again. These were normal shepherds, doing their normal job, on a normal night, when suddenly something happens that changes everything, and changes it forever. This is the core truth of the incarnation. Jesus — who is the King we have been waiting for, who is the Way we have been looking for, who is the presence of God made manifest — changes everything! He comes into our ordinary and makes it extraordinary. Nothing will be the same again, because Emmanuel is coming.

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