The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord. This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great assembly of the heavenly forces was with the angel praising God. They said, “Glory to God in heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors.” Luke 2:10-14
It’s such a beautiful portrait of our Savior, one we all love to imagine. The image seems so peaceful, so calm, so serene. In this chaotic world, chaotic season, it would seem so perfect to be swept away and become part of that scene.
I’m sure it wasn’t actually how we see it portrayed in most nativity scenes, probably not as silent as we think. I do believe, however, there was a pervading sense of peace and calm that emanated from that barn. An unexplained peace that permeated the darkest of nights
How we long for that perfect peace to invade our lives even today! The perfect peace that came to earth as an infant that dark night.
- Marcus McCannel
(Content Creation Member)