Advent Day 14/15
In Luke 2:8-9 we learn an Angel appeared to the shepherds in the field, "in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.”
It's no surprise the shepherds were filled with respect and awe when the Angel appeared. They had probably read accounts in the ancient Hebrew scriptures where Angels appeared to the prophets. However nothing had been written for 400 years.
Then we read in Luke 2:10-11, “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
The Angel told the shepherds a holy child had been born!