“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 radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them..”
The night of Jesus’ birth was probably filled with so much drama. From Mary and Joseph struggling to find accommodation to angels appearing to Shepherds and people visiting the new born baby. It sounds like a scene from a nativity play gone wrong. Yet these things did happen as we read about them in scripture. Yet as busy as it was, the birth of Jesus brought peace, joy and hope to the world. His birth changed the world as we know it. Moreover, Jesus birth demonstrates to us too, that even in the midst of the storms in our lives, even in the commotion of decision making, problem solving and worrying, if Jesus is in the center, He can bring us peace and hope. That holy night, long ago, is the reason why we can call ourselves children of God and inheritors of His peace and blessings.