Untended Sheep

Just read this about David before he went off to fight Goliath.(well, he actually went off to take supplies to his brothers. Just image going out for a picnic and ending up killing a giant. That would have been something for him to blog about!!)

1 Samuel 17:20 ‘Early in the morning David left the flock with a shepherd.’ I got to thinking about the shepherds at the nativity. There is no Biblical record of their leaving their sheep with another shepherd. Were they so overcome by the angels that they forgot their sheep. God would see they were alright. Did they take a lamb to Jesus as traditional says, though the Bible doesn’t. If so, what would Mary and Joseph do with a bleating lamb?