Angels stay busy in the Christmas story. One visits Mary. One visits Joseph. Shepherds keeping watch over their sheep were visited by many angels.
What were the angels doing? They were bringing good news of great joy, providing comfort and direction, guidance and assurances.
May we all get an angel like that in our lives today!
The background of this picture isn’t in the Christmas story. It was simply to add a little spirit during the illustrations’ development.
Bible Verses: An Angel Surprise
(8) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
(9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
(10) And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
(11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
(12) And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
(13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
(14) Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
(15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.
Luke 2: 8-15 (KJV)