Special Time

The night that Jesus was born was a very special time. Sometimes I wonder what the sky looked like that night. Were there lots of bright stars? Was the moon shining brightly?
Our Bible Reading tells us that the shepherds were the first people to know about the birth of God’s Son. The angel told them, “Don’t be afraid. I have some very good news for you — news that will make everyone happy. Today your Savior was born in David’s town. He is the Messiah, the Lord” (verses 10-11). I wonder how the shepherds felt as they watched the angels praising God.
Christians look forward to another special time when Jesus will come again. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 tells us what that time will be like. “The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and the trumpet call of God.”
Let’s praise God today that Jesus came to earth long ago and that He will come again someday!