Friday, December 9, 2011

The Glory of the Lord

"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men."
Luke 2:9

If this were to happen to me, I am sure I would also feel fearful.
The night was calm, and the stars shone.
Then suddenly, an angel appeared..
No light was needed, for Gods Glory shone.
Then perhaps hundreds of thousands of angels appeared...
Wouldn't your heart pound in fear?

Doesn't this make you think?
Angels are around us all the time.
Yet can only be seen, at certain times.

Jesus was not born on the 25th December. Many of you know this.
It was actually a pagan date as the birthday of the Sun God.

I won't get into when I think he may have been born.
The wondrous fact is, God came down to earth as a human child.
He grew up knowing the realities of this world from a human prospective.
No silver spoon in his mouth.
Life was tough.
He understands us, because He cared enough, to be one of us.


  1. I LOVE this graphic illustration. It's just beautiful.

  2. It would be a very fearful sight, but wonderful! Great post!

  3. Hi Crystal,
    I also love this graphic illustration.
    I can imagine the Angels of God coming to the world with our Almighty Heavenly Father leading them in our final days...
    I picture in my mind the coming of the Lord really soon. We would all need a change for a better world after all. I could see His Angels as the Army of God. We should be a BROTHERHOOD OF CHRISTIANS IN ACTION AS THE ARMY OF GOD OF MIGHTY WARRIORS. There are Guardian Angels too.
    Wonderful post, Crystal!!
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational talents with the world of readers!!
    Thank you for paying a visit to my journals blog!! Your interesting comments are always welcome. WELCOME ABOARD AT ANYTIME, CRYSTAL!!
    You are an adorable friend.
    God bless you, and those you love!!
    All the best,
    Poet Starry Dawn.

  4. What a gorgeous people and so wonderful to think they are all around us! sandie

  5. The painting and Scripture are beautiful. I visited the Holy Land and saw there are still shepherds in the hills guarding their sheep.

  6. Oh my! Well said!!!

    I loved this, "The wondrous fact is, God came down to earth as a human child. He grew up knowing the realities of this world from a human prospective. No silver spoon in his mouth. Life was tough. He understands us, because He cared enough, to be one of us."

    Much love to you dear friend! Mega Hugs, Kerrie

  7. Hi Crystal Mary,
    I sure do not know what I would have thought looking up seeing all those angles. It blows me away, Jesus humbled Himself, came down from heaven, born in a manger and lived to die for us.
    Great post and God bless,

  8. I can imagine it...being there...seeing that angel...and the Light. Awesome. Have a great day out there today and hope it's completely filled with Sonlight

  9. Thank you for this post Crystal.

    Best wishes during Advent.

    God bless.

  10. Yes it is true, there are angels all around us. And if I had been one of the shepherds I would have been afraid too. Not just a little, but very much afraid! But how glorious a scene, the picture you posted from Good Salt is a powerful one.

    Thank you for sharing your words on this post.

    I pray that you are getting better, and that your complete recovery is just around the corner.


  11. I really never thought of it like that until I read your post. You do have a wonderful way with words!

  12. Hi Crystal Mary -

    Thank you for this rich reminder about our Savior JESUS CHRIST. He is the true Vine, faithful and true, the Bread of Life, the Light of the world and so much more. Glory to GOD for who HE is, and for who HE so lovingly, generously and graciously gave us.

    Note: Yes, I know of Smith Wigglesworth. A true man of GOD who fervently loved our Lord!

  13. I love this picture. Just beautiful. It would have been as daylight there.

    And yes - Jesus can truly say "been there, done that". That's what makes him so approachable.

    He became flesh so that we might connect.

    Thanks for this post.

  14. Hi Crystal Mary, Thanks for a wonderful post and picture. Though it is difficult to imagine what our Father's kingdom will be like, it is so comforting to meditate on the thought. Have a blessed Advent

  15. I am so into these stories and tales. If you like religious activities, you should go to this place in Argentina called "Tierra Santa". I went when I was there staying in several apartments in Buenos Aires. It recreates the world of Jesus and how it was everything at his times!


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