When I am working on a project, doing business or having a conversation, I don't like to be interrupted. I want to stay involved in what I am doing until it is finished. But interruptions are a part of life. God even "interrupts" us at times. We can be going through the business of life then all of a sudden God steps in and interrupts what we are doing. This happened with the shepherds who were abiding in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night.
These shepherds were going about the business of life, doing what they always did, then suddenly God sends an angel to give them a message that would interrupt the rest of their night-- and lives. The Lord interrupted what they were doing to make them privy to the most glorious event ever known to mankind. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." (verse 11)
The shepherds stopped what they were doing and gave heed to the angel's message. As a result they were the first ones, besides Mary and Joseph, to lay eyes on the Messiah- their hope, their salvation, their God. Had they gotten angry about the "interruption", had they decided that what they were doing was too important to stop, had they ignored it, they would have missed out on a "once in a life time" opportunity. They would have missed the honor not given to others. They would have missed being able to look into the plan of God. They would have missed God's will and being a direct part of His plan.
When God interrupts you, and He does, what are you going to do about the interruption? Are you going to ignore it or heed it? Are you going to rejoice or get angry? When He interrupts our lives there is always a reason. If you ignore it you might be missing out on the greatest blessing of your life.
Have a great day. The Lord often interrupts our lives-- our plans, our will, etc. When He does, what will you do about it?
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