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I have shared this story many times, but the version that you are listening to with this link above is one of the first, and most raw performances from Aurora Cornerstone Church in Aurora, Ontario.
A few years ago, in preparation for a Christmas season message, a predictable three point sermon morphed into one narrative about an old shepherd named Asher and his younger apprentice.
Shepherds are an interesting and unexpected piece in the Christmas story and I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that these were the first people God chose to share the good news about Jesus’ birth with. They seem just as messed up as some of us.
So have a listen if you have 22 minutes to spare. The background music at the end gets a little loud but that’s my fault for not warning the sound men of some of the transitions; they did an awesome job without having any time to rehearse.
Merry Christmas 2012 Everyone!