I love to picture the shepherds on the hill sides tending to their flocks of sheep. It was probably just another night in the fields....when suddenly!
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people". Luke 2:9
Fear turned to great joy!
for the shepherd...
for all people.
Lord, thank you for the lasting joy that can be found through Jesus.
May our hearts be filled with expectancy this week. The story is old, and we have heard it over and over, but today I ask that you would refresh that old story in our hearts. Lord may you help us to prepare our hearts for the Prince of Peace, and to share the joy that is for all people.
The Lord is near!