From Great Fear To Great Joy

In today's edition of Triumphal Feast, we begin looking at the account of the angel's visit to the shepherds keeping their sheep in the field the same night that Jesus was born. These veteran shepherds, who had experience in fighting off wolves, lions, and other predators, met with a much greater power that night. The angel of God came upon them suddenly and towered over them. This caused the shepherds to almost freeze in terror. Being in the presence of one of the Lord's army and having the glory of God shine upon them, the shepherds knew they were helpless and bowed before the majesty and holiness of God. -- March 17, 2014