The word advent means, “The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important.” The advent of all advents is the arrival of God’s beloved Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. What a glorious Adventure!
Luke 2:8-14, “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
(Luke 2:8-14 ESV)
Can we even imagine what it was like for those scruffy shepherds to receive the heavenly birth announcement of the Messiah? They went from watching their lambs grazing to glory gazing. Magnificent! May the Lord renew our zeal for the Christmas story. May He give us a new set of eyes to perceive the significance of “…God sent His Son…”