The shepherds go with haste to find Mary, Joseph and Jesus. This symbol of responding to God’s nudge reminds us that there is no half-hearted approach to seeking God.

Am I prepared to set out in haste to find Jesus? How willing am I to leave everything aside to go where God sends me? The sense of purpose exhibited by the shepherds is a model for every disciple.

Gracious God, may Your Spirit inspire me to respond readily to You. May I move in haste when prompted by You.