- 7 years ago
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
We see in the Bible over and again that there is fear when people see angels. Perhaps it is their appearance, but Charles Spurgeon also noted about these verses that Jews believed that if a man saw a heavenly creature, that he would die because of his sin.
But the first words of the Gospel would end all of this. “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
No more would it be a dreadful thing for a man to approach God. This c