The birth of Jesus was one of the greatest times of my life. I got to play a pretty important part in the story. Let’s get into it.
First, God wanted me to come to Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, in a dream. I, of course, was ecstatic to do any kind of work for him, but I especially love dreams. They’re like magic!
But Joseph was worried about marrying Mary with her current reputation at the time – an unmarried, pregnant woman. I could tell before he even knew I was coming. Whenever he went to sleep that night, I hopped right into his sleeping mind. Just looking around the dream, I could tell he was pretty stressed out, so I tried my very best to speak calmly and comfortingly.
I said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”1 I’m glad God named him that because it’s very fitting. I mean, the one person God sent to save the whole world is named, “the Lord saves.” It worships Him quite fittingly.
Then, a while later, after watching Mary’s pregnancy, it was finally time! Of course, not a lot of people knew the Savior of the entire world was about to be born, but heaven absolutely did. And, boy, do we know how to throw a party!
Down on Earth, there were some shepherds that really needed to know about this fantastic news! They were just watching their little sheep, totally oblivious to the life-changing, awe-inspiring, world-saving events that were happening. I went down to let them know, immediately after God asked me to. (I was really excited.) When I arrived, I was so enthusiastic that the glory of the Lord shown all around! However, my enthusiasm scared them, I think.
So, I said, “Do not be afraid!” I hope that helped some. “I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”2
Then, some of the other angels came and praised God saying, “Glory to God in the highest.”2 I hope that catches on – like in a song in the future or something. I really like it. “And on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.”2
Then we all went right back up to heaven and celebrated the fact that soon, all of humanity would be saved! I’m so thankful for the part God allowed me to play.
We understand that the angels mentioned in the Christmas narrative may not be the same angel, but we wrote as so to aide in fluency and “author perspective.”
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