People everywhere are rushing about, readying for the big day. So too it must have been two thousand years ago. The decree to take a census had gone out, and everyone was to go to their own town to register. The Inn was full, people were no doubt scattered throughout the town.
Can you hear the animals, mooing, neighing, braying, and not really sure what camels do besides spit. The people. Parents hollering at their kids to stay near and not get lost. Those selling goods to the many travelers.
And then night comes, silence settles over the land.
Did they feel it? Sense that all would change by morning? Were they looking for the Savior?
Then shepherds, watching their flocks in the quiet of the night. When suddenly an angel of the Lord
appeared to them. They were terrified. But the angel said to them
Luke 2:1--15"10... Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15And 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 unto us.
This Holy night, let your heart be silent and listen.
See if your spirit doesn't join the angelic choir and shout Glory to God in the highest. Praising the Lord and telling others the good news.