Shepherds come in all shapes and sizes
and you encounter them
in the most unexpected places,
as do angels; for that matter even so
the baby Jesus.
And, the stable,
it’s not always where you want to be
but it’s where you find shelter.
So today, when I catch a breath –
I will listen for the voice of the angels,
give thanks for the intrusion of the shepherds,
enjoy this shelter from the storm
and realize that yes even here Jesus is close by.