Verses 10-11 from Luke 2:8-20

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Then a great Voice sounded like a mighty bell. “Do not be afraid!” There was more than comfort in his words to break through their fear, for the power of God was with the great Angel and overlay the hillside. The men stopped shouting and stared, the sheep went quiet, the dogs sat down on their haunches and waited. And the Angel told them the Good News that was their joy, their delight and that would be their eternal song.

And what was the good news? That a baby has been born into the world, born to you! Born to these poor and reviled men; born to the sheep who had names and were doomed to die on the altar;  born to the half-starved sheep dogs. He is the Savior, the Messiah, the Lord – the kurios, the adanoi; great master of all the earth and sea and sky; ruler of the living and the dead.

Put yourself in the story. Angels are terrifying — until they tell you that it’s all right, don’t be afraid, God is here. And He has some really, really, really good news for you.

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