As I was reading the events of Jesus' birth in Luke, I believe that there must have been such excitement in the air as the Heavenly Angels sang Glory to God in the Highest! The hearts of the shepherds must have jumped for joy, for they were told by the angels that the long-promised Savior of the world was born! I can feel the excitement as I read the Holy Scriptures outlining the events of this Most Holy night!
Luke 2:7-14: tells us: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 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 and afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tiding of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with angels a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men."
As I was pondering the events in Luke, I thought of the beautiful Christmas hymns that have been written throughout the years regarding the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The following are some of the hymns that came to my mind:
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