Come and worship 


In this year’s choir Christmas music an interesting theme was presented – all of heaven watching as Jesus gave up His crown to come to earth. 

I cannot imagine the conversations that must have taken place among the angels. God Himself was going to live on earth as a man, with all of man’s vulnerabilities and challenges. And, even more surprising, God would come as a child, the weakest, the neediest, the smallest form of man. The angels must have been amazed to hear God’s plan. 

Should anyone be surprised that the angels should shout the good news. 

          “And suddenly there came with the messenger a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying,

          “‘Glory in the highest to God, and upon earth peace, among men — good will.'” (Luke 2:13-14)

The Bible speaks of angels from the beginning to the end. They were given the mission to proclaim that the Creator had made Himself to be like the created. And, as the angels proclaimed God’s truth, good men listened and were called.

It is still true on this Christmas Eve. You and I are called. 

We are called to worship Him who left the glory of heaven and came to earth. We are called to follow Him and Him alone. But, we cannot worship Him, who is holy and pure, until we ask for His forgiveness of our selfishness and wicked ways. We must truly and honestly repent. 

Friend, come and worship!

Love,

Jill (just one of God’s kids)

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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 newborn King!

Shepherds, in the fields abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant Light; Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Sages, leave your contemplations, Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great desire of nations, Ye have seen His natal star; Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King!

Saints before the altar bending, Watching long in hope and fear, Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His temple shall appear: Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King!

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