Imagine being a shepherd living in the fields, taking care of your flock of sheep.
On this particularly clear night, the constellations glimmered and gleamed
brilliantly. Suddenly, a host of angels appeared and the Glory of God shone so brightly and brilliantly all around you. You were terrified!
But then, one angel said to you, “Do not be afraid, I bring you Good News of great joy
that will be for ALL people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you,
He is Christ the Lord”!
The Good News was for ALL mankind. Kings, the rich, poor, young, old, sick and healthy, good and evil. ALL people. You and me and those shepherds in the field.
I might have thought, now what? What do I do with this wonderful information? What
would you do?
Well, the shepherds followed that bright star of burning beauty that shone high above the town of Bethlehem. They found Mary, Joseph and the baby in a manger. After they saw Him, they WENT OUT and spread the Good News that had been told to them about the Christ child. And all who heard it were amazed.
This makes me stop and ponder. Where am I in my journey? Do I love my Savior so much that I will tell others openly about His love for us? Do I show my love for Him in
actions and words? Do I share the gifts He has blessed me with?
Tonight, mankind will come to see how dearly God loves the world. A child was born in a manger. They will call Him Immanuel, which means “God with Us”.
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to ALL
people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
The angels sang Holy, Holy, Holy!