12 // DECEMBER 2021
Kings and shepherds don’t mix—at least in the ancient world. Kings are stately, cultured, wealthy, and important. Shepherds are crude, unsophisticated, poor, and social outcasts. Yet God’s choice for Israel’s king was a shepherd boy, David. A descendant of this shepherd, Jesus of Nazareth, the Good Shepherd, would be the King of kings. Take some time to reflect on why God chooses the unlikely and unexpected to accomplish his purposes.