Monday, December 13

Angels Appear to the Shepherds

There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was night, and they were looking after their sheep.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around them.
They were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy.
It is for all the people. 
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.
Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth.
You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared. They were praising God.
They said, "May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!" 
The angels left and went into heaven.
Then the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem. Let's see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." 
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby. The baby was lying in the manger.
After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child.
All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.


  1. I went to see two of my grandchildren in their school Nativity play last week - of course I filled up! ;)

    Love the knitted shepherds and the sheep.

  2. Yes, Mrs N. I do love your post.
    Jane x
    PS My sweater looks a lot like the ones in the nativity!!!

  3. How sweet - lovely stuff and sure to get us all into the spirit of Christmas.

  4. What a lovely way to present the Nativity. I hope you have the Wise Men, too.

  5. Denise, what beautiful posts!



  6. Those sheep are so cute. I always enjoyed the nativity plays when my kids were little, I miss them now they're at secondary school (the plays, not the kids).

  7. I've lost count of the nativities I've sat through and Im still moved to tears with pride every time. First one of the season tomorrow so hankies at the ready!!!!

  8. Simple, poignant and to the point. As another commenter said, it is good to be reminded of the real reason for Christmas. I am sure there are those who think it is just for spending, spending and spending! A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to everyone. Ann x

  9. nifty. I esp like the shepherd's color choices

  10. Beautiful, Denise. Did you do the knitting?

  11. What lovely knitted nativity characters! I'm knitting them too - a different pattern, though.

    We went to our granddaughter's school nativity - she was an angel in the Wriggly Nativity, it was sweet.

  12. How beautiful! This brings me in the real Christmas mood.

  13. Terrific Nativity set and thank you for sharing the Christmas Story straight from the Bible.

  14. Cute nativity characters!
    Very well knitted! Bravo!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a Vabulous day****


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