And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. (18) And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.Luke 2:17-18
Once the shepherd’s received the message from God, understood and received that message, and then acted on it they experienced seeing this Savior who was Christ the Lord. When they did, they could not hold this message in. The scripture said that they “made it known abroad”. This means that they went all over telling people what they had experienced. The response of those that heard it was interesting. The word for “wondered” seems to have a largely positive implication. It can mean to admire or to marvel. There were people who believed what the shepherds had to say. There were probably different levels of acceptance of their message.
The natural response that the shepherds had to the message was to first come and see, and then to go and tell. What an incredible example for us. We who have received the message of salvation, and who have experienced the forgiveness and presence of Christ in our lives must respond the same way. If we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good, we must go and tell people that good tidings of great joy is for all people!
Who do you need to tell about the Savior today?