Last night our Scripture reading came from Luke 2:8-11. We discussed what it must have been like to be a shepherd sleepy after a long day of shepherding sitting around a warm fire, dozing slightly, only to be suddenly startled out of your musings by a bright light from the sky with a human form* floating in the midst of it. Today we are used to seeing all kinds of things in the sky from airplanes, banners pulled by planes, blimps, jets, helicopters, and all sorts of things, but I have to say if I were sitting around a campfire in my backyard and saw a human form* hovering in the sky surrounded by a bright light I do believe I would be scared speechless (and that's saying something for me!)!! So I can only imagine how afraid the simple men who watched sheep graze all day while protecting them from vicious animals must have thought to see such a sight! My girls and I acted out how they must have reacted and we all dissolved into fits of giggles!
Then we discussed how my children had given of themselves through the day yesterday. Macey gave the same answer she gave the day before "I didn't give nuthin" (I roll my eyes at her 5 year old-ness). Madeline did give of herself for her teacher I think. To be honest I didn't really understand what she was talking about, but she seemed proud of it and I was proud of her for being aware and trying. My sweet hubby definitely gave yesterday. He gave of himself for me! I was sick in the bed for most of the day, and finally got out of bed to cook an easy dinner and to get my girls (who had been at my mom's all day after school so I could rest) ready for bed. He was so considerate to help me out with the dishes of the day and to be as quiet as possible so I could rest. He was a gem of a hubby (he is often, but since he's human he does have his not so gem like moments for sure!) and i was extremely greatful!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas holiday season so far.
I hope you have a great day and God Bless!!
Disclaimer** I am only supposing that the angels were in a human like form I can begin to tell you how an angel looks because they exists on a plane that we cant usually see, but the episodes I have seen recorded Biblically and in recent times of encounters with angelic beings have always been i the form of human therefore my assumption.