9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:9-11 (NIV)
Exposure: Read Luke 2:1-20 focusing on the account of the shepherds who became witnesses to Jesus' arrival.
Exploration: Wonderful and terrifying at the same time! What do you think was going through the shepherd's minds when the angels appeared?
Expression: How would you have felt if you were given this news? Discuss with a friend or journal about your reflections of this miraculous scene.
Experience: Have you had an experience where God interrupted your life with an important message? How was that a combination of terrifying and wonderful? Take time to pray—not to say anything to God, just to listen.
This Sunday at all five C3 services Pastor Derek and I will be looking at how an interruption in a young girls wedding plans changed all of human history.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,