Sunday, December 24

Luke 2:8-14 (KJV)

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

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.

What else is there to say but: 

“Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” 

“Gloria in excelsis Deo!” 

“Noel, born is the king of Israel!”

“O come let us adore Him!”

“Hark the Herald Angels sing Chris is born in Bethlehem!”

Then, in stillness, we say, 

“Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace"

Pray: Lord, I sing to you in awe and wonder. 
Remind me that my Christmas worship is for you and you alone. Amen