I’m continuing my look at the deep and powerful truths found in traditional Christmas songs. The joyful songs of the season!
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria!! I love to worship. I sing and dance with abandon. I clap and shout without a care for anyone else’s opinion. Why? Because I know freedom. I’ve known captivity and I’ve been rescued. I’ve been freed from guilt, shame, fear, and the list goes on. I’ve been identified as a daughter of the King, full of her Father’s approval. The ransom has been paid for my life and
my gratitude is LOUD.
I love this song because it reminds us that there are witnesses to the overall big story of the good and powerful God of the universe…but they are also witnesses to God’s beautiful story in our lives.
The angels and mountains rejoice over the goodness of God. They see so much more than we do, and they are moved to cry out with celebration, glory! But here’s the crazy thing, they aren’t even the ones Jesus died for!
So what will your response be? Jesus came to take away your sin, shame, and fear, and bring you into a loving and beautiful relationship with the all powerful and glorious God of the universe. He loves you… So how will you respond?
If you’ve never responded to the life changing offer of love from Jesus Christ, it’s for you, and you can say yes today.
And, if you have said yes, how are you thanking him? Let us take a cue from the angels and mountains, and respond with a gratitude that shouts, GLORY!
Psalm 148, Isaiah 55:12, Luke 19:37-40