From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold:
‘Peace on the earth, good will to men,’ from heaven’s all gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.”
In this Christmas hymn and so many others we have the picture portrayed of the angelic choir singing and giving glory to God at the birth of Jesus Christ. You see, the birth of Christ was a joyous event. It was something that stirred the shepherd’s awake with the glory of God. It was an event that caused joy to overflow and the stars above to shine in a special display to show the wise men the location of He who is born “King of the Jews.” The incarnation of God in Christ was a special and powerful occasion that called for the most joyous response. Dear friend, I pray that the old songs of Christmas would find an echo with us in modern times. The first Christmas at the birth of Christ was indeed a awe inspiring moment but looking back on what God did in taking human flesh can still cause wonder to come from our hearts today. Don’t let this Christmas go by without setting aside some time to sing a song of praise for the awesome thing the Lord has done for you and me.
In Christ, Pastor George