Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Birth Announcement

Luke 2:8-14

Shepherds watch over their sheep through the night, protecting them against predators and other dangers. Without warning, an angel shows up on the scene, and the glory of the Lord lights up the night.

The angel reassures the frightened shepherds and gives them the good news. They're told the Savior, which is Christ the Lord, has been born in the City of David. He then gives them some landmarks or signs on how to recognize the Savior. After this astounding announcement, the angel is joined by a multitude of heavenly host praising God.

Wow! I'm sure they never forgot that night as long as they lived. Each of us has special times in our lives when God steps into our situation and turns it around for our good. They're unforgettable moments, filled with the glory of God. Thinking about those times, perhaps we can get a glimpse of what they experienced.


Lillian Robinson said...

I can't imagine how I'd feel to have an angel call to me in the night. I've had moments when God spoke to me so clearly... Yes, it's pretty awesome!

Carla Gade said...

It is wonderful to remember the times God steps into our situation! Thank you, Susan.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

I'm sure the shepherds told their story to many people. I doubt those folks could fully comprehend their experience.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Those times can become valuable reminders of God's faithfulness when we're facing new situations.

I'm back from my mini-vacation and looking forward to visiting blogs tomorrow. :)