Last night I walked out in the cold night and stood out in the field beside the farm house. It was such a magnificent night. The cold crisp air. The stillness of the night. The bright reflection on the Cold Moon on the treeline and the beauty of the stars shining in the dark clear sky. As I stood still, watching, listening and shivering surrounded by the glory of the creator, I could not help but be reminded of another cold clear night when God’s glory shone so bright.
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. ” Luke 2
Wow! Sort of makes you want to join in the heavenly chorus singing “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”