December 17th

December 17: Luke 2:13-14

Luke 2:13-14  (NIV)

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

   and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”


Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly, sweetly through the night

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their brief delight

Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?

What the gladsome tidings be

Which inspire your heavenly song?

Come to Bethlehem and see

Him whose birth the angels sing,

Come, adore on bended knee,

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

After announcing to the shepherds that a King was born, the angels sang a song of praise. There are a lot of Christmas songs, but not all of them give praise to Jesus (and that’s okay, too). What Christmas song most helps you get into the Christmas spirit? Which one helps you best focus on giving praise to God and Jesus?


God, the One who gives our hearts the desire to sing, we give you praise!

Joe Graves