Monday, December 24, 2012

Angel worship

Courtesy of HeartLight
Some of my favorite worship songs are the ones where the lead vocalist sings a verse or two, and then suddenly a whole choir breaks out into song behind him. I love it! There’s something so powerful about a multitude of voices crying out together.

What kind of event, do you suppose, would inspire angels to cry out in the same way?
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and 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 among those with whom He is pleased!"
(Luke 2:8-14 ESV)
These angels praised God because, at long last, God had come to be with man in a way He hadn't since the Garden. God was now with us. And because this baby would later go to a cross to die for our sins, God would never leave us again.

Tomorrow is Christmas. Lay your normal fundraising routine aside for the day, and instead meditate on our God-become-flesh, Immanuel. Rest knowing that the same unimaginable, limitless grace that brought Jesus into the world is the same grace that will bring in every dollar you need in your fundraising.

After all, those gifts of men are just small reminders of the greatest Gift the world has ever known.

Merry Christmas!