Shepherds Still Watch Sheep By Night

In keeping with the season, the story of some modern day shepherds who will be out there tending sheep on Christmas. From USA Today:

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Today’s shepherds are alone on the range at Christmas, By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY

There were shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them …— Luke 2:8-9

CANYON COUNTY, Idaho— This Christmas they are out there still, watching their flocks at all hours, in snow, rain and fog, so we can eat our lamb and wear our wool. They are from places you might expect — the Peruvian and Chilean highlands, mostly — working in a place you might not, here in the USA…

Read the article here.

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