It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
from heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
to hear the angels sing.
I am convinced that God likes to get involved in our human calendar. Obviously, the Bible does not tell us that Jesus was born on December 25th. However, since we have collectively decided to celebrate His birth that day, He is all over pouring His blessing on it!
Do you sense His pleasure with our celebration of His arrival here? Every single year, I feel it. He just comes in so close at Christmastime. As the beautiful music plays honoring Him, His presence stirs in such a special way. It’s like His heart is lit up with the joy of it all. It’s as if His Holy Spirit were hovering over the season, just as He hovered over the waters during creation. And God is saying “Let there be light,” causing His glory to be shed abroad in our hearts in brand new ways… as we celebrate the dawn of redeeming grace.
It’s as if the angels are bending near the earth again. The heavenly realm gets closer during these weeks. If we look for them, there are special divine encounters planned for each one of us…
Have you experienced extra intimate times with Jesus during the Christmas season?