Luke 2: 4-14
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judah, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in clothe and placed him in a manager, because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone aroung them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
The prophets of old foretold about this very night when a Savior was to be born unto a young virgin. The angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds watching over their flocks. “Do not be afraid, I bring you good news”. A Savior is born for all people, Christ the Lord. Then a great company of heavenly host were singing and praising God. My thought is this: Do you think that perhaps those faithful prophets of old finally got to see their prophecies fulfilled and joined in with the praise. Finally, God’s peace is now available to all people through a Savior, Jesus the Christ. Now, it is our mission to declare the Savior of the world that will be returning soon to redeem all his children. Glory to God in the highest, peace will come for all on whom his favor rests.
Father thank you for our Savior, Jesus the Christ. Thank you for your peace in our lives. We join together in praise, “Glory to God in the highest”. In Jesus’ name, amen.