The Prophecy-The Promise-The Praise-The Peace
The angles and the heavenly host praised, saying “Glory to God in the highest.”
Today we are assured their praise was with full understanding of Jesus mission, The purpose of His coming, The Cross. The story of Jesus born as our Perfect Spotless Sacrificial Lamb making legal entry becomes more evident at His death, from the first announcement to shepherds.
…The long awaited prophecy, delivered, when the time had come. And we find ourselves with a front row seat at the opening scene as all of heaven rejoiced before shepherds. The plan from before the foundation of the world was the News of the day. Today.
Was it the angelic praise? Could it have been hearing the heavenly host declaration? Or was it the promise of peace on earth and goodwill toward men that made the shepherds go and see and seek? Or was it the magnitude of all of the above?
I can only imagine their excitement in this Holy night. Saying to one another let’s go see this thing that has come to pass that God has made known to us.
Oh the magnitude of The First Christmas Message! I can feel the Spirit Of rejoicing.
“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, goodwill toward men!” So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.””
Luke 2:13-15 NKJV
Out for Delivery
Good news your package is set for delivery today. Exciting news your package is out for delivery today.
Why now this time of travel
I don’t recall mention of this
No it was Hail Mary highly favored
I’ve been sent to tell you this
You shall conceive and bring forth a Son
You are to call His Name Jesus
Journey to Bethlehem now part of the story
House of bread, now Living He frees us
But we can look back now
At the traditions we’ve been taught
Have we forsaken reality
Is it exactly as we thought
It really wasn’t so silent
On that starry night
Only those engaged
Were aware of this holy sight
The journey was very grueling
Ninety miles in that day
Was an arduous event
For the two who were in the way
The journey had taken a toll
You know on Mary in her condition
She probably wasn’t complaining
Perhaps unsettled in the transition
For the two it wasn’t really calm
Many were bustling all around
Gathering into the village
To register each in their own town
As history has painted
Oh A glorious sight indeed
But only to those who had chosen
To bow their ear His Voice did heed
For the two who walked this out
Their commitment was experiential
But to those of us who read
We know every detail was very essential
He was working His plan of salvation
God was going to redeem mankind
The plan indeed had been written
Had its beginning long before this time
A decree was written then issued
Requiring that all must register
A census now would be gathered
Could Caesar know about our visitor from heaven
Why now the need to take a count
What better timing of events to record
Those written and spoken by the prophets
Not one minute detail could be ignored
Coming up from Nazareth
What did Joseph see
The journey dangerous and hard
Delivering to us, eternity
Wait this is just a business journey
To Bethlehem for the two
But how was Mary feeling
Aware of what was to ensue
Oh this seat we have been given
To view our Masters satisfaction
They however were living this out
Instructed only to follow a lawful action
When the days had been accomplished
Mary’s delivery time did come
All of heaven stooped to watch
The Birth of Jesus her newborn Son
Yes we should keep records
Of such marvelous timely events
We who sit in the stadium of time
Watching and waiting for redemptions ascent
He came to suffer
Our sacrifice to die
But not once in Heaven is it recorded
That this event would make them cry
For all of Heaven rejoiced
The Angels made a proclamation
Because He entered in legally
Heavens sacrifice for salvation
A glorious night yes I’ll say
When shepherds heard the news
Today in the city of David
Good News, God’s gift was delivered for you
laurette laster © 2018 November
Last year as I reread the birth of Christ, from Luke’s gospel it became apparent to me that delivery messages are exactly the message God used, or should I say the companies were using God’s original message. Your package has been delivered, said two thousand plus years ago. And today is still the most heralded message. The message poured out with angelic rejoicing as the heavens opened above Temple Shepherds in the field who were watching and keeping the sheep.
Yes The Child born of a virgin, the promised Messiah, the One who would be born to save His people from their sins, the One to be a great light to those who sat in darkness, had been prophesied. The town, the mission, and the reason were known, but some still missed the most heralded news known to man.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Today the long awaited arrival of Gods special delivery had come.
Good News your package has been delivered. Oh what glorious News. Have you been tracking The Arrival?
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette