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Glory to God in the Highest
Today’s Reading: Luke 2:1-19 Version GNT
Hallelujah, Hallelujah! They sing up to the very heavens with harmonic voices and down here in the terrestrial grounds! At all levels, from far and near, in different languages, everywhere there are shocks and strange things and expectation beyond measure. Note that the heavens opened and from there choirs ever heard for their harmony and beauty and joy came down singing. They sing like it has never been sung on this earth and this is the song: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.” These angels had been occupied since before the foundation of the world in the preparation of this revealing day. That day was born in a manger in Bethlehem the Son of God made man. Jesus, “The Savior of the World”.
Not only were angelic beings who sang that day. It was something cosmic, universal, something that affected all levels of humanity. Yes, yes, of course, there were the humble people, perhaps the most humble of all because they were working people who took care of their cattle and sheep in the neighboring hills. Then angels came and announced the good news. And they, in turn, shaken in their hearts, left their sheep and hurried into town to see what happened. And they saw, marveled and were amazed. And seeing, they could do nothing but praise, praise, sing and sing Christmas songs, songs of joy and happiness and salvation. The most humble shepherds of the earth.
Do you think Jesus is only for the humble? Let me tell you they certainly need him. And the humble are so humble that they would be the first to admit it. But this Jesus is as necessary for the monarch and the director and the chief and the great and famous people. If it was good news for the Wise Men of the East, it could also be good news for the important people of today. There is no doubt, for God judges everyone by the same standard and that includes you.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Glory to God in the highest, Jesus the Savior of the world is born this day, Amen.