Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth, Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born king. shepherds in the field abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the Infant Light.
“I love you! I love you!” the angels chorus rings out. I’ve come to you. I am here. Come and worship. The kingdom of our God has come to the earth. See how much I love you. I gave up all of heaven and all the power to come to you. To rescue you.
Close your eyes for a minute and imagine the scene. You’re just a shepherd. Nobody is much lower on the social scale. You’re huddling around the campfire trying to stay warm and awake to keep predators away from the sheep. Suddenly, there’s bright daylight all around, and you’re jerked awake. You blink and look at the other shepherds. They’re as confused as you. You look at the bright light, but it isn’t just a light. There are so many angels in the light and you hear them singing. Then the most magnificent being you’ve ever seen emerges from the group and you’re the most afraid that you’ve ever been. The angel speaks and says, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good tidings that will cause great joy for all people…A savior is born to you today in Bethlehem. He is the Messiah.” After he tells you how to find the baby, the great multitude of heavenly host begins praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” The music is like nothing you’ve ever heard. It’s sweeter and clearer and it sends prickles down your spine.
Can you hear the chorus today? Are you rejoicing that He loves you so much. The King of Glory accepted all the restrictions of a baby’s body and life, just for you. Just so you could spend eternity with Him. Think about it and join the angels in their rejoicing. Taken from Luke 2:8-14