Monday, December 3, 2012

The birth of Jesus announced...

     The angel announced the birth of Jesus, our " Emmanuel" meaning God with us, to the shepherds who were out in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night.These shepherds experienced the glory of the Lord shining round about them...."And , lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:  and they were sore afraid." Luke 2:9
     They were afraid- the light of Christ illuminating the darkness. Did they feel the weight of their sin at that moment, is that what caused them to fear? The angel consoled and reassured them, "Fear not, for you have been chosen to receive tidings of GREAT JOY, for ALL people: Jew, Gentile,Roman, Greek, Slave and Free.
     A Saviour is born  in the city of David, Christ the Lord, a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger... Oh come, let us adore Him!

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