A SONG FOR THE AGES
Day # 24
Luke 2:13-14 And 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 among those with whom he is pleased!”
The Christmas program takes place. Parents beam. Grandparents smile. Pictures and videos are taken. Everyone is vying for that one spot where they can see their child or grandchild. It is the song of angels. “Away in a Manger” is crooned by the children and not even the angels in heaven could sound as beautiful at that moment. Why? It comes from the hearts of the children to the hearts of the hearers. It touches that special spot that swells with joy as it hears the wonder of the story being told once again.
That night was dark. The last thing the shepherds were thinking of was children singing and yet, they were probably singing. Shepherds did that. They would sing to their flocks. It would calm them. The voice of their shepherd, crooning to them in the dark of the night, was a comfort. It helped them to sleep. Voices of rough, dirty shepherds filled the air as they sat with their flocks by night. The song of the ages heard again.
Another song was about to be sung, one that would replace the voice of the shepherds. It was the song of the angels, praising God that A Recipe for a Savior was taking place. The Savior had been born! Yes, in Bethlehem, in a stable with the baby lying in a manger. “Glory to God in the highest!” the angels sing. Glory to God in the highest we sing. Glory to God in the highest for the Savior has been born. Your Savior, my Savior, the Savior of the world is born!
A song for the ages, a song for broken hearts. It is a song for you in whatever state you find yourself. You might be rejoicing this Christmas Eve. You might be shedding a tear. You might be celebrating with family. You might be sitting with a loved one who is breathing their last. It is a song for you. Your Savior, their Savior, THE Savior is born. Glory to God in highest.
Prayer: On this Christmas Eve, dear Father, we remember that You sent Your Son for each of us. We need this Savior. We are lost in sin, in darkness, in pain and in suffering. We give thanks that we are able to lift up our voices with the angels and say, “Glory be to You!” Fill our hearts tonight with hope and peace. Amen.