Great choirs sing in great cathedrals. Angel choirs chose to sing their good news to lonely hillside shepherd-caregivers while they cared for their sheep, and to today’s faithful caregivers tending loved ones.
Think of the extravagance and wonder of that night. The event for which centuries of God’s people had been waiting, the news of heaven’s long-promised rescue of human kind…was announced to shepherd-caregivers. Angels told of earth’s long- awaited hope, and of more earthy things like swaddling clothes and mangers. Then it seemed as if all of heaven’s voices – “a multitude of the heavenly host” – burst in the song of all songs – “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, PEACE to men [and women]”.
And that great choir still sings. Can you hear it…in your waking, watching heart? As it did for shepherd-caregivers, let hope burst in on the everdayness of your caring and concerns. Feel the sure comfort of the Good News that “unto you a Savior has been born”. Unto the whole waiting, longing world. Yes, indeed. But the news of his coming was “unto you…this day”. No wonder the shepherds went with haste to see the Savior. Come with me…now. Kneel at the cradle of our caring King.
Prayer – I may not hear angels singing, LORD, but I’m coming to you. Amen
Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016