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I love the miraculous appearance of the Angel of The Lord in Luke 2:8-14.
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
The angel still shocks me out of the ordinary pursuits and problems of life with good news of great joy!
He brings to us a message of Personal joy. “Unto you is born a Savior.” The angel could have spoken to theologians or historians. He could have said to all mankind. He could have said to men and women and children. He could have said, “to every language, people, and culture to the end of time.” But to a hand full of unknown shepherds and to me he said, “Unto You.”
He brings to us a message of Present joy. The angel did not say “Unto you is one who will become a savior.” Nor did he say, “One who is and has always been savior.” He said, “Unto you is born This day.” I have known many people who have said, “I used to be religious.” or “I want to be religious.” or even, “Someday I will listen to God speaking to me.” He speaks to us today.
And he brings us a message of Wonderful joy! This is not government aid. The angel did not introduce a self-help book. He announced a Savior who is indeed Christ the Lord!”
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