Christmas: Glory to God in the Highest


"Adoration Of The Shepherds" by Antonio Allegri Correggio (1489-1534)

“Adoration Of The Shepherds” by Antonio Allegri Correggio (1489-1534)

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which will be to all people.

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

All works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest.

 

And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest,

“Glory to God in the highest” — not  a wish, that so it might be. Rather, an affirmation that so it was.

 

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Not external peace, nor internal peace. Rather, it is Christ himself — “the man, the peace.”

 

Luke 2:10-15