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. Luke 2:8-11

What a beautiful message spoken by the angels to the humble shepherds as they watched  over their flocks that night! How startled they must have been when out from the heavens there burst upon them the strains of sweetest music! Little wonder that they trembled at this unusual happening and were “sore afraid.” How tender and assuring must have been the voice that bade them, “Fear not.” And thus the angel’s announcement was made on that night of all nights; that holy night; and Bethlehem’s manger cradled a King! Your King! My King! The wide world’s King! the God-sent King, from “out of the ivory palaces, into a world of woe”    —because “God so loved!”   Cowman

Trust God for your day, ….Today

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