“Do not be afraid”.
These are words that are said a lot in the story of Christ’s birth. As the angels came to deliver the messages from God they often began with these words.
As we have watched the advent videos during the worship service when the angel comes to the people he is speaking to, they are driven to their knees. Why does this happen? Are they startled? Are they afraid? Is the wonder and glory so magnificent that it is hard for them to stand? Maybe a little bit of all three.