But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: — Luke 2:10 NET
It was a wonderful night in which Jesus was born.
The outward conditions were not remarkable. No great display was made. No quieter event took place anywhere in the world, that night, than the birth of the Son of God at Bethlehem.
The only revealing of glory was what the shepherds saw as they kept their watch over their flocks, when an angel came and told them of the wonderful occurrence, and when, a little later, a host of angels came and sang the first Christmas song. The shepherds came quickly into the town to search for the new–born Saviour, but they found nothing but plainness and poverty. In a manger, on a bundle of hay, they found the child, wrapped in swaddling cloths, sleeping its first sleep of peace.
Thus quietly began the kingdom of heaven in this world. It is ever so – the greatest events make the least noise. The kingdom of God always comes quietly.
It begins in us, perhaps, in a gentle wish, which by and by becomes a beautiful life.
Mornings With God - October 19
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.