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!
|Mandi Ehman is the blogger behind Life Your Way. She and her husband have four beautiful girls plus one baby boy on the way, and together, they live, work and homeschool on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia. She loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|