"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."
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.