“And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.”
A light from Heaven suddenly overtakes you.
In your world, this has never happened. It’s night time, and you’re outside, and suddenly….
We have the gift of hindsight, but the shepherds were afraid. Greatly afraid.
Did they cry out, shield their eyes, maybe even start to run? Yet, the light was not hurting them, or blinding them, or burning them. It was just sudden.
He is the God of “suddenly.”
Remember the conversion of Saul? In Acts 9:3 we read:
“As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.”
We are admonished to “walk in the light, as He is in the light.” (John 1:7)
May the light of God surround you with peace, and change your life, your heart, with the news of the blessed birth of our Savior. It really doesn’t matter what day, it matters that it happened.
“The people walking in darkness, have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)
Merry Christmas, brothers and sisters.