[quoteLuke 2:9-14 (NASB)
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”][/quote]
This passage strikes me as both funny and overwhelming.
One angel came - they were "terrified".
If that wasn't overwhelming enough, "suddenly there appeared...a multitude of the heavenly host".
Don't be terrified --- are you kidding.
Those angels could have been sent to bring an end to the sin, rebellion and madness. The Lion of Judah could have come to dispense judgement, but He didn't - Hallelujah.
Merry Christmas - Love has come.