I AM SOOOOOOOO CHRISTMAS, FOR THE SAME REASON THE ANGELS ANNOUNCED HIS BIRTH TO SHEPHERDS. THE MESSAGE IS JUST MORE THAN I CAN KEEP TO MYSELF.
A great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14
Reading through some Christmas music, I found a Christmas song I was not familiar with, a medley and Handel. You are familiar with Handel’s great work “Messiah”, and because his name was associated with this song, I took the time to look over the words. As I read this wonderful hymn, the words cap-tured my imagination, and it was as though I was transported back in time to that glorious day. The name of the hymn is, Mortals Awake and Angels Join. I have found myself meditating on this phrase this week, and maybe you will as well.
TWAS MORE THAN HEAVEN COULD HOLD
“The theme, the song, the joy, was new
'Twas more than heav'n could hold
'Twas more than heav'n could hold.
Down through the portals of the sky
The impetuous torrent ran;
And angels flew, with eager joy,
To bear the news to man,
To bear the news to man.
With joy the chorus we repeat,
"Glory to God on high!"
Good will and peace are now complete,
Jesus was born to die,
Jesus was born to die.
Hail, Prince of Life, forever hail!
Redeemer, Brother, Friend!
Though earth, and time, and life shall fail
Thy praise shall never end,
Thy praise shall never end.”
“TWAS MORE THAN I CAN HOLD”, and that is why I AM JUST SOOOOOOOO CHRISTMAS. Think about it! As mere mortals, we can echo the angels in the proclamation of Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.
We believe in you!
Your loving pastors,
Cleddie and GayNell