to the Angel Choir
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, good will
toward men. Luke 2:13, 14
No one born into the world, not even the
most gifted of God's children, has ever been accorded such demonstration of joy
as greeted the Babe born in Bethlehem.
The angels . . . appeared to the humble
shepherds, guarding their flocks by night, upon Bethlehem's plains. . . . The
angel of the Lord came to them, and said, "Fear not; for, behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is
born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And
this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger." No sooner had their eyes become accustomed to
the glorious presence of the one angel than, lo! the whole plain was lighted up
with the wondrous glory of the multitude of angels that peopled the plains of
Bethlehem . . . , all praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the
highest; and on earth, peace, good will toward men."
Then was the melody of heaven heard by
mortal ears, and the heavenly choir swept back to heaven as they closed their
ever memorable anthem. The light faded away. . . ; but there remained in the
hearts of the shepherds the brightest picture mortal man had ever looked upon,
and the blessed promise and assurance of the advent to our world of the Saviour
of men, which filled their hearts with joy and gladness, mingled with faith and
wondrous love to God.
O that today the human family could
recognize that song! The declaration then made, the note them struck, will
swell to the close of time and resound to the ends of the earth. When the Sun
of Righteousness shall arise, with healing in His wings, that song will be
re-echoed by the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters,
saying, "Alleluia, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."
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