I’ve been ruminating on advent thoughts for weeks and not written a word because…because…because there is so much fear to overcome. This post by Pastor Hillary renews my trust that God will indeed see me through my current challenges and future ones as well. Gotta love a God like that!
And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
They were minding their own business when it happened. They were doing what shepherds do. They were abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night — making sure no wild animal would invade the flock and do them a harm. Those shepherds were hardly expecting the veil between the worlds to be torn back that night so a heavenly host could peer down from heaven, bringing them good news of great joy for all people.
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