“Glory to God in the Highest”
“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.” Luke 2:8-20
Glory to God in the Highest! Thank God for Luke. He’s the only one to tell of the angelic visitation to the shepherds along with one of the greatest messages in history. “Glory to GOD in the highest! And on earth peace, good will towards men.” All glory belongs to GOD. Peace on earth. Good will towards men. 🤔mmmm….seems like they covered all the basis. GOD, earth, man. Oh by the way they were singing their message. Long after you’ve forgotten the sermon, you’ll remember the song. Of all the Christmas messages who has forgotten, “Glory to GOD in the highest, and on earth peace, and goodwill towards men”? What a song!
We’ve been dealing with busted pipes at the church (thank you Pastor Jamie) and the condo, and the rental in Aurora (thank you Clint), wow, but thank God for a white Christmas.❄️ It has forced everybody to slow down and take stock of what is important. What a blessing to be around friends and family. Merry Christmas to all and to all a blessed New year!