“An angel of the Lord appeared to them . . . the angel said . . .
Do not be afraid I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,
praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace to men on whom his favor rests.’”
Luke 2:9,10-11, 14 (NIV)
God sent one of His angels to earth to announce the birth of Jesus, His Son. God just didn’t tell the angels to go down and tell the world about this miraculous birth. He told them who to visit and reassure the people whom he selected to be the first to know.
The angel knew the ones God sent them to were awe struck by this sudden appearance .The first words spoken by the angel were words of comfort and peace. “Do not be afraid.” Then a host of angels appear and began to praise God
How many times have we seen angels in this story?
1.) An angel went to Mary and told her what was going to happen.
2.) The angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah while he was in the Holy of Holies.
3.) An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph three times during the times of danger to the Christ child.
4.) An angel host appeared to the shepherds.
5.) An angel forewarned the Magi to take another as they headed back to their country.
God deemed them important to His work—they were His messengers.