Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly, sweetly through the night
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brief delight

Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Written in 1862 by James Chadwick, a Roman Catholic Bishop in northeast England.  Obviously it is inspired by Luke chapter 2 where the Angels visit the Shepherds.  

Lk 2:12 - 14 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Humility meets majesty.  When you look for Christ, what do you see?  Do you see a humble Savior who came to this earth as one of us?  Do you see a majestic King who rules and reigns over all?  He was worshipped by humble Shepherds.  He was also worshipped by majestic Wisemen.  He lived as a humble carpenter.  He transformed before Peter, James and John into all of His glory.  

How do you approach Jesus?  Both the Shepherds and Wisemen approach the child with humility.  Why?  Because the heavens approached them with majesty.  The Angels and The Star told them that one had arrived that would rule over them all.  

The majesty of Christ surrounds you today.  Look!  You will see it.  His love, grace, and mercy are there.  His provision, His life and His promises are always there to let you know.  Jesus is here.  

He is here right now.  Just for you.  Take a few moments to let His know your heart.  What is going on in your life.  How you feel.  Take a step of faith and do what the Shepherds and Wisemen did.  Worship Him. 

PRAY: Dear Jesus, I humbly approach you today and worship You.  AMEN. 

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