Luke 2:13-16 NIV
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off …
Those angels proclaimed God’s message of good news, that a Saviour was now born into human society. The Holy God come down to bring God’s peace, a peace beyond our human understanding.
This peace is for those who God loves and who enjoy His favour. People who have made their peace with Him and have found forgiveness and a new standing as sons and daughters of the Most High God.
The shepherds, as soon as they heard the news, went off to find this Saviour. They believed The Lord, and went down into the town to find the treasure of a tiny baby- a King.
They hurried to the stable in excitement and eagerness that they would find their eternal inheritance- lying in the dirty hay.
Whatever their human reaction the shepherds saw beyond their physical vision, and into the courts of heaven….
“He will be our peace..”