Just a word

by Pastor Richard Williford
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Luke 2:11, 13-14 

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord ... And 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’.”

 The angel that appeared to the shepherds that glorious night made an astounding statement. The shepherds knew Isaiah 43:11, “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.” But now, an angel declares that a baby in a manger in Bethlehem is to be called “Savior.” He is not “Christ your Lord” but “Christ the Lord,” sovereign Lord of all creation.

 The angel was suddenly accompanied by “a great heavenly host.” Together they began to praise the One they served perpetually in heaven, the One who had now entered time wrapped in human flesh. The Messiah had come, and the heavens resounded with the praise of angels.

 Should we not do the same? Do your lips constantly praise Him? Do you always bless and never curse His name? How will you give Jesus praise today? We have been brought from death to life, from darkness into light. Let the heavens resound with our praise!

 Let’s Pray: “Jesus, my lips resound with the unending praise of Your salvation. You are the only One who could bring peace on earth and good will toward men. Amen.”

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