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Christmas Devotion Thirteen - The Shepherds and the Angels

Read Luke 2:8-20

JUST THE FACTS
1. Who appeared to the shepherds out in the fields? (v.9)
2. What did he say? (vv. 10-11)
3. What happended after this angel made his announcement? (v. 13)

LET'S TALK
1. Why were the shepherds terrified to see the angel and "the glory of the Lord"? (v. 9) How would you feel if you were camping out and saw this phenomenon?
2. What did the shepherds do after they went to see Jesus in the manger? Why?

WHY THIS MATTERS
The story of Jesus' birth had to be told, and the shepherds became witnesses to the indescribable miracle of the Messiah's coming. This story has amazed people for centuries, just as it amazed the shepherds and the people they told.

POINTS OF INTEREST
2:14 The hymn of the angels is called the "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" which is the refrain of the song "Angels We Have Heard on High" that we sing during the Christmas Season. The phrase "Glory to God" praises the majesty of God, who dwells "in the highest" in heaven.