Surely the shepherds experienced many emotions as the stood before angels, one of those being fear.

The message that was given to them”fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” spoke straight to their souls, abolishing all fleshly concerns.

The message is still capable of speaking to us today. Perhaps you have shut Him out of certain areas in your life in fear of His reaction. But just as the angels had spoken all those years ago, we don’t need to fear. Christ’s presence in our lives, even if it is at times uncomfortable or even correcting, will ultimately result in great joy. Jesus has come to save you, encourage you, comfort you and be faithful to you. He only wants what is good for you.

Luke 2