More often than not, our reaction to uncertainty and things of the unknown is rather interesting. For instance what will become of us the next 10mins or the next day is known to no one but God and our fate. And this turns to make us weary.But the shepherds in Luke’s Gospel of today, teach us how to approach matters of the unknown. After the vision of the angels appeared to them, they did three things: Believed, had Faith and Hoped against all hope. They approached the unknown(Bethlehem) with these three and behold their reward was the Messiah who had been born.
As we begin 2017, like the shepherds we need these three virtues to approach this new year with a positive spirit, trusting that God who has begun with us will sail through the storms ahead with us. And that through our Believe, Faith and Hope in him we will see His glory in this year. May Mary, Mother of all Christians pray for us now and until the hour of our death. Amen.
PEACE AND JOY.
NANA KOFI ADJEI-ACHEAMPONG