There was stillness in the air that night, nothing seem to move. the Stars were brightly shining, all was calm and bright. It was about midnight and the sheep just laid around enjoying the after effect of grazing in the fields that day. Even the night creatures seemed mesmerized by the silence of the night.The wind was so calm not even a leaf was moving. There was a sénce of peace and holiness in the atmosphere.
We sat by the trunk of a huge Olive Tree; as we settled down to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, i notice the Star; it outshines all the rest; and it seem so low like i could reach out and touch it. How awesome is our God who created all this beauty for us to behold.Then i remembered David and understood what he ment when he said, the Heavens declare the glory of God and the fermiment shows his handy works,day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge.
I Turned my head and there he stood; " Gabriel the Arch Angel"; tall and handsome all dressed in white garment, shining as the noonday sun; i did'nt know who he was untill after. Then he said Fear not ; for behold i bring you glad tidings of great joy; for unto you is born this day in the city of David the Saviour who is Christ the Lord. He shall save his people from their sins. By this time i was shaking like a leaf; i was terrified. My heart was racing; i wanted to pick up my staff but i could not move; i just stood there speechless.
I looked at my companions but they were in worst shape than i was.Then suddenly the heavens were filled with Angels; they were saying, glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will to all men.
As suddenly as it started, it stoped; we stood there in awe wondring what was that, that has just happened; we thought that it was all a dream. But remembering what the Angel said, we hurridly made our way to Bethlehem to find the Christ child. Our journey was made easier for we were guided by that bright Star we saw earlier; and just outside of the city in a stable, lying in a feeding trough all wraped in pieces of cloth was the baby Jesus sound asleep. We fell on our faces in reverence before him and worshiped him.We had no doubt in our minds that this was the Christ child Jesus Christ God's son.
After our worship we went through out the city telling every one we meet that we have found the messiah, and where they can find him also. sadly many did not believe us.Some mocked,others said we were just plain crazy, and went about their business.But there were those who believed,they went and found him and worshiped him also.
Now there a four categories of people here, we have the none believers, the doubters, the mockers, and the seekers; what category are you in dear reader?.This story came to one night in my sleep,in 1998 when i awoke i wrote it just for you. Become a worshiper and be blessed.