The shepherds had been told detail about the situation in Bethlehem when our Lord was born.
When they arrived in Bethlehem they found things exactly as the angels had told them. It must have been the most encouraging night of their lives—to think that what the Lord had said to be true actually was true to the last detail.
God is not a liar, instead He always tells the truth—and His word is to be trusted—because He is indeed the truth.
The shepherds, that first Christmas night, learned a powerful lesson about trusting the Lord. When they compared what they had been told by the angels with what they then saw, the two things matched in every detail.
This caused the shepherds to rejoice and praise God for the wonderful news that the long promised Messiah had finally appeared, and they had seen Him for themselves.
As you celebrate Christmas this year, ponder the many promises that were fulfilled that first Christmas—think of how accurate God’s prophecies were, and rejoice in the faithfulness of the Lord to His word. This will cause you to rejoice and praise the Lord in a similar manner to the shepherds.
Then come to your Saviour in prayer and give Him glory for coming according to promise, and feed your faith on His loyalty to all He has said. Your celebrations will indeed be full of wonder, love and praise. The Lord is waiting to hear from you so come to Him and come now.