Advent counting down to Christmas – Day 14

14th December.  An Angel Appears to the Shepherds.

Some people thought shepherds were unclean, unfit for polite society.  Imagine their surprise when “An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them,”. The Bible tells us that “they were terrified. 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 Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”” (Luke 2:9-12 NIV). The angel told them to go and look for themselves.  They must have been so excited.