“…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
Have you ever been visited by an angel? A TV series that was popular years ago 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 a business and suddenly an angel appears before you, hovering in the sky. You know right away it must be 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, eh? But this same type of scenario happened over 2,000 years ago to some shepherds on their watch one night in the hills of Bethlehem. It must have been something! More importantly, they believed the angel. They went to worship Jesus that first Christmas. You can, too, when you seek Jesus in Scripture, and believe.