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Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Read Luke 2:8-12; Job 38:4-7

Luke:

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel  of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior  has been born to you; he is the Messiah,  the Lord.  12 This will be a sign  to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Job:

4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who marked off its dimensions?  Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line  across it?
6 On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone –
7 while the morning stars  sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?

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We are told that the angels sang for joy at the creation of the world.  Now God sends them to announce the good news salvation of God’s fallen creation in the promised Savior!  How does your creation and this created world give you joy?   How does your salvation from sin give you joy?

The shepherds were afraid when the angel came to them and the glory of heaven shown down on them.  Why were they afraid?   How are you like those fearful shepherds?  What good news from the angels replaces our fear with peace?

You can sing along with this hymn online at

 

1 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:

Refrain:
Come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the newborn king.

 

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding, watching o’er your flocks by night,

God with us is now residing; yonder shines the infant light: [Refrain]

 

3 Sages, leave your contemplations, brighter visions beam afar;

Seek the great Desire of nations; ye have seen his natal star: [Refrain]