“…the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people…’”  Luke 2:10

THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGEL

Have you ever been visited by an angel? Some folks are sure they have.  Some aren’t sure.  And some people think the thought of being visited by an angel is just plain crazy.

From 1994 through 2003, a popular TV series was built around people who were “touched by an angel” and usually weren’t aware of it. But, say you’re a security guard on the late night shift patrolling the grounds of a business. Suddenly an angel appears before you, hovering in the sky. You know right away that it’s an angel, and you’re so scared you can’t move, yell for help, or grab your gun—you’re just scared speechless. Then, the angel speaks and says, “Easy, don’t be afraid. I’ve got good news to share. A Savior has been born and God wants you to be the first to know.”

Pretty wild scenario, eh? But this actually happened one night over 2,000 years ago to a group of shepherds who were just tending their sheep, minding their own business in the hills of Bethlehem – an angel appeared to them in the sky! Can you imagine? What I find fascinating is they believed the angel and went (the Bible says “with haste”) to find the Christ child.  Those shepherds got to worship Jesus on that very first Christmas.

You can worship Him, too, you know.  All you have to do is you seek Jesus in Scripture, and believe. Christmas will never be the same, once you worship the King!

 

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