Glory to God, Peace to Men

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“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” 
Luke 2: 14

 

 

The Christmas message imparted to the shepherds that dark night 2000 years ago still resonates for us today.

Jesus came.

And His coming brought both glory to God and peace to men.
He was – and still is – the One and Only.

Only Jesus, perfect Jesus, could satisfy the righteousness requirements of the law.
God could. Man should. The holy result: the God-Man, born a babe to die as a man so you and I could live. It’s familiar. It’s true. It’s still true.

Allow the equally familiar carol to resound in your heart – and perhaps even bolt forth from your lips today:

Glory to God

O glory in the highest

O come, let us adore Him

O come, let us adore Him

O come, let us adore Him 

Christ the Lord…

 

This Christmas, let’s be sure we adore Him, give glory to Him, thank Him, praise Him, and keep Him close in our hearts.

Jesus came. His coming brought glory to God and peace to you and me.

Merry Christmas – from my family to yours!

Laura Macfarlan

 

Photo Attribution: The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds (1833–34), Thomas Cole, http://www.explorethomascole.org/gallery/items/46