Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Christmas Story - The angels appear to the shepherds

That night, some shepherds were in the fields nearby watching their sheep. Shepherds in those days were not very nice people. People did not trust them and were afraid of them. This is why the shepherds usually lived outside the cities.

Yet they were the first people to whom the new of Jesus’ birth was announced.

An angel of the Lord stood before them. The glory of the Lord was shining around them, and suddenly they became very frightened.

The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, because I am bringing you some good news. It will be a joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born in David's town. He is Christ, the Lord. This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly there was a great number of angels singing and praising the Lord saying “ Glory to God in the highestand on earth peace and goodwill to all people.”

The angels then vanished.

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