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The Songs of Christmas, Christmas Devotional #2

Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels we have on heard high

Sweetly singing ore the plains

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14 KJV

What gives you awe? What things cause you to become speechless when you see them? Is it the sight of a family member you haven’t seen in years? Is it visiting a majestic place like a mountain or a historical place like the ancient pyramids of Egypt? The night Christ was born was the most monumental and awe-inspiring event that as ever occurred in human history as God sent His one and only Son to earth so that we could ultimately have eternal life. There has not been an event in history before or after Christ’s birth that resulted in such celebration that the angels themselves made their physical presence known and their voices heard in song. Can you imagine how the shepherds’ jaws must have dropped at the site and sounds of the angels? That moment was so majestic that we probably cannot fully comprehend what it was like because honestly, none of us have encountered such a sight.

It seems like people tend to have fewer experiences these days of complete awe. Technology has brought so much of the world to our living rooms and fingertips that we can see anything we want and feel like we are at anyplace we want to be. Unfortunately, most of us probably have fewer awe-inspiring moments with God like we should. Our relationship with Him often becomes too comfortable and even ordinary. This Christmas, make an attempt to regain those awe-inspiring moments with God. Strive to make your relationship with Him something so inspiring that it causes you to rejoice like the angels did. Don’t let your relationship with Him be ordinary, but rather make it extraordinary.

Questions:

Describe some of the awe-inspiring moments you’ve had with God. How have these moments impacted you?

What changes do you need to make in your life so that you can start having more awe-inspiring moments with God?


Find all the devotionals from, Carols: A Christmas Devotional reading plan available at YouVersion.com

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 10:30:00 PM by Hans Rasmussen in Christmas, in The Songs of Christmas

Hans Rasmussen

Written by Hans Rasmussen

Our greatest passion is serving God and His people. We feel blessed to have served in the campus, teens, singles, youth, chemical recovery and marrieds ministry. We are certified in Prepare-Enrich, Dynamic Marriage, Good Enough Parenting, and Financial Peace University. We love the story God is writing for us and believe “The boundary lines have fallen for us in pleasant places” (Psalm 16:6)

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