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!