Breaking News

In school, there are only a few things capable of arresting the attention of all concerned. Fewer still that can hold that attention for days and sometimes weeks after their delivery. Usually, it’s not because of the mere presence of such things, but rather their implications.

One of such things is Examination Results. I remember one of those times, that I was trying to negotiate my way around a meal before me, as soon as I heard about the result, even without yet seeing the content my appetite for the meal vanished. It was uncanny. I won’t mention how it ended. Point is, things like information are powerful not necessarily because of availability but because of what they stand for.

Thus an understanding of the information is critical to its acceptance and onward response. A lack of understanding could result in the rejection of valid and verified information or an inappropriate response.

Such was the news that broke out a certain night in the green fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem:

[13]And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
[14]Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
[15]And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Luke 2:13-15

These shepherds were going about their night watch and all of a sudden, there was breaking news. Something that will forever alter the trajectory of mankind has just happened. Notice how excited they were. And maybe one day we’d explore that. But at any rate, they were excited so much so that they showed up unannounced to the uninitiated about a matter that though broadly concerns them, they weren’t stakeholders of. Why? They knew something. They understood it.

As believers, what you know is critical. Your walk of faith depends in no small way on the degree of understanding that underpins you.

Notice the shepherds, they said “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us”.

They understood, that if heaven is this excited about a matter, it was worth all of their attention.

When last did you hear that which the Lord is making known? What did you do with it?

My prayer tonight is simple:

Ephesians 1:17
[17]That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

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