“That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”” -Luke 2:8-14 NLT
When my boys were small we had a Story Keepers VHS of the Christmas story. In it was a magnificent scene of the heavenly host praising God over the birth of Jesus. It brought tears to my eyes and it was animated! I can only imagine what it would have been like to see such a thing in person!
Childlike wonder is often lost to us grownups. I guess we just outgrow being so easily impressed? We know and understand more and so are harder to impress, I guess. The thing is, there is SO much about God that we don’t know or understand. I find that with Him, my childlike wonder is still intact. I am in awe of Him and all that He has done. Much like I imagine the shepherds were on that first Christmas night, observing a sky full of angels singing praises to God. Wow!
Imagine what it would have been like to be one of those shepherds on that first Christmas night and celebrate the birth of our Savior with inexplicable joy and childlike wonder!
Wishing you a wonder-filled Christmas season!