Today I want to share Luke 2: 8 - 14 - the great announcement to the world, that the Messiah had come...
"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeard 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 of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the city of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ 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 hosts appeard with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and earth peace to men on whom his favor rests".
This brings to mind, my favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night" -
O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Til He appears and the soul felt it's worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
FALL ON YOUR KNEES
O HEAR THE ANGEL'S VOICES
O NIGHT DEVINE, O NIGHT WHEN CHRIST WAS BORN
O NIGHT - DIVINE, O NIGHT O HOLY NIGHT
I tell ya, when I hear that chorus begin with, "fall on your knees", mine always buckle and the waterworks begin....
Thank you dear Heavenly Father, for your perfect gift found in Jesus........thank you for so great a love for each of us, that you would be willing to become one of us make the perfect atonement for our sins....
Merry Christmas Everyone.....