Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. I am an angel. I’m not Gabriel or Michael or any of the angels whose names you know. But, I am an angel you know something about. You remember the Christmas story? Remember how Luke talks about an angel of the Lord who appeared to the shepherds, out in their fields keeping watch over their flocks by night? Well, that was me. I was the one God chose to speak to the shepherds. I still remember my lines: “Fear not, for I bring you good news of great joy which shall be to all people. For, to you this day, in the city of David, a Savior is born; He is Christ the Lord.”
It was an exciting day when I spoke those words. We were all thrilled that Jesus was born! But, I remember that, even in the middle of all that excitement, there was one thing I wasn’t sure about. God told me to say that the good news of Jesus’ birth would be for all people. . . for everyone over the whole earth. I found that hard to believe because Jesus was just one little baby, all by Himself -- he was so small. And, Mary and Joseph were such humble people -- they weren’t kings or empresses or anything. How could such a small baby, born to such ordinary people, really be someone who makes a difference to all people everywhere? I wasn’t sure if it was possible.
Well, it was possible. And, today -- with the help of these children and some visitors -- you’re going to hear how it happened.