The angels could only remember twice when Heaven was in an uproar. The first time happened when one of their own was cast out along with those that thought his ideas were great. Now, again it seemed that something was going on. The Father and the Son and been talking and there was an atmosphere of expectation.
For a long time man, the Father’s ultimate creation had been separated from fellowship with the Father. Something needed to be done. Everyone knew Father God could not look on sin and since that first disobedience by Adam the road to repentance was arduous. God gave Moses all the laws and rules but even then man did not obey.
All the angels knew the Father longed for a relationship with His created children. Maybe this was the reason for this time of expectation.
Finally, there was a way to bring reconciliation. As the angels listened they were astonished at what the Father planned to do.
He was going to send His son to be born of woman. Jesus was going to lay down all of His glory, step aside Heaven’s splendor and go to earth. They listened as Jesus said He would be willing to go and then give His life so that mankind could come into right relationship with the Father.
This plan was the talk among the cherubs and angels and they were to have a part in this plan.
Where would He be born and how would this come about? Lots of questions and they were all answered on the one night so long ago.
The Father chose Mary a young virgin to carry this Holy Child. “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated “God with us.”(Matthew 1:23)
This would be a great event the angels thought, born in a palace, after all He was royalty. They couldn’t understand – a stable. That is no place for the Son of God. No grand announcement to the earthly kings and rulers.
The angels were at last given their part of the plan. They would announce His birth. There in the darkened skies over Bethlehem they gathered. Their announcement was to shepherds. The sky became full of light and “behold an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11)NKJ “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace goodwill to men!” (Luke 2:13-14)NKJ
God sent His son to earth to be born in a humble stable. He came to die so that mankind could be reconciled to God the Father. This is the story of Christmas. A baby that would live become a man, die and rise again and by doing this He forever changed the course of history.
Merry Christmas everyone.