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.
Sometime tomorrow — whether it’s first thing in the morning or later in the evening, gathered around the tree or cuddling on the couch, while eating breakfast or getting ready for bed — I encourage you to take some time to read the Christmas story together as a family.
Found in Luke 2 in the Bible, it’s the story of a Savior’s birth…and it wasn’t at all what God’s people expected. The Savior and King all Creation had been waiting for arrived not on horseback as a mighty warrior, but was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger. His birth wasn’t announced with royal declarations, but with the singing of heavenly hosts inviting lowly shepherds to come see.
In that moment, with the birth of a tiny baby, the course of humankind was changed. That baby would grow up and choose to make the ultimate sacrifice — death on a cross — for you and for me.
And that, friends, is the last of our 101 Days of Christmas!