Shepherds Angels The Lord Good News Joy Savior Messiah Baby Glory God Praise Peace
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
I read this passage today and was filled with wonder,
once again at the message. Not only does it contain some of my favorite words and images:
Shepherds, Angels, The Lord, Good News, Joy, Savior, Messiah, Baby, Glory, God, Praise, Peace
And a truth I need to be reminded of:
“Do not be afraid”
But most amazingly … the incredible good news that our Savior, the Messiah, the Lord, was humbly born as a human on earth. Oh, and the hope we have of being saved by grace through Him.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) ” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
May we be filled with childlike wonder and give glory to God for His incredible Christmas gift!