The ever familiar Christmas carol, ‘Silent night’ is a little bit of a misnomer, since the night in which Jesus was born was not quite as silent.
Certain events transpired that night that show that the night was really not silent after all.
- The Angel that announced to the Shepherds in the field, about Jesus’ birth, along with a multitude of heavenly hosts (saints gone before us, angels) offered praises (that was audible to these mere shepherd men) saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and good will toward men.” (Luke 2:8-20)
- The footsteps of the Wise Men were heard in King Herod’s court that led to diligent inquiry and commotion about the newly born “King” Jesus, in Herod’s heart. (Matthew 2:1-12)
- Shepherds and Wise Men came and worshiped Jesus, who was born, the King of the Jews (Luke 2 and Matthew 2)
- The footsteps of Mary and Joseph (with baby Jesus) was heard in Egypt, where they had go to hide from Herod’s henchmen that were ordered to kill all children under 2 years old in Bethlehem and the coasts. (Matthew 2:13-15)
After all, it really was not so silent!
How could it be, the God of the universe came to tabernacle with man as recorded in Isaiah 7:14. His name is Immanuel (God with us).