One of those minor, yet crucial, Christmas traditions our family has always observed is topping our tree each year with an angel. Not just any angel either, we use the one that’s been in the family for years. Putting the angel on the tree is like putting the bow on the package. It just completes the package.
Earlier today, we attended our church’s candlelight service. It’s one of our favorite services of the year to attend because of the traditional, Christ-centered Christmas music and there’s just something special about singing together with the candles lit that brings us all closer. One of my favorites we sang was, ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’; a classic for sure.
The song made me think of the shepherds in the field watching their flocks when the angels appeared to them announcing the birth of Jesus. What a sight that must have been. They didn’t appear to the church leaders, the political leaders, or the wealthy and privileged of the day. No, they appeared to shepherds; often considered a sub-lower class of society. That’s just like God.
The angels announced the coming of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to the average, common people because He came for all of us. In the end, He gave His life for us all and His life was an example of humility and love for us all. The joy and peace He brought to the world, didn't come to governments, it came to the heart of man; something the religious leaders did not understand. So, it’s understandable why God chose the meek and simple hearted to be the first ones to tell of His son’s birth.
Tonight, I’ll be outside working on a telescope/gift for the grandson. I may not see angels, but I’m reminded tonight of the messengers who brought the Good News of my Lord and Savior’s birth. Truly, that is a message we can all appreciate. I’ll leave you tonight with a beautiful rendition of, ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’ performed by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and The Piano Guys.
May God Bless You All Tonight!
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