By, Hollie Vaughn
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night. 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.”
The angels were created for a divine purpose and calling. They are employed by God to communicate His will to man.
Imagine with me for a moment what it must have been like the night that Jesus was born.
The shepherds were keeping their sheep like they usually do. Nothing out of the ordinary, but then something spectacular happened. A beautiful angel appeared unto them in the big, bright sky. This celestial being shone with all of heaven’s beauty.
He was not there to show off his glory, but God’s glory.
He was there to deliver his heavenly message.
He was alone the sky and he proclaimed the wonder and majesty of the newborn King.
Not just any king, but the King of kings!!
This angel brought the news of joy, and when Jesus was born so was the hope of the world.
After he gives his announcement, the Bible says that a multitude of heavenly host appeared. They joined with him and together they all sang and shouted praises to God.
“Glory to God in the highest....”
We can learn something from the angels.
Like the angels, we are created with a divine purpose and calling.
We are messengers for God as well. There is an entire world that needs to hear the truth of the gospel of Jesus and that He is the only, true way of salvation.
Although we may stand alone for a moment proclaiming this truth about Jesus, but when we see souls come to be saved, there is praising and rejoicing in heaven.
We are never praising alone.
“I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”
Let’s not miss out on opportunities this Christmas season and all year long to be sharing the message of Jesus and the salvation that only comes through His name.