Can’t you just picture this?
“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, good will toward humankind.”
In my imagination, there are dozens of angels and other heavenly creatures scalloping and draping the night sky, celebrating the birth of baby Jesus.
It’s a lovely visual, and as I sing Christmas carols each year, it’s the image I replay in my mind.
“The Bible tells us that God has ordered angels to minister to His people–those who have been redeemed by the power of Christ’s blood.” ~ From ANGELS by Rev. Billy Graham
My last blog post was about angels, and it couldn’t have been more timely leading up to Christmas. The angels came to earth to give us messages of great tidings. Yes, angels are real. Yes, angels are a separate species. They are not human. They do not die. They do not need to be reborn. They are not saved by Grace as we are. Instead, today’s angels serve our Heavenly Father and help look after us, for which I am eternally grateful.
At the opening of the New Testament, the angel Gabriel comes to Zacharias, and tells him that he and his wife will be having a very special child (John the Baptist). Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary and either he, or another angel, later confirmed to Joseph, about the birth of the baby Jesus. I can only imagine the joy Gabriel experienced at having been chosen by our Lord for these delightful tasks!
It won’t be long until Christmas is again past for another year. I hope that each of you find much of the joy and peace offered to us this season and for the year ahead. I wish you and yours a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.