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Know What the Angels are Doing this Christmas?

As I recently wove my way through the mass of mall shoppers, past the long line waiting for Santa’s knee, avoiding the tempting smell of far too expensive coffee, I heard familiar carols blasting overhead: “Angels we have heard on high . . .”

And I wondered . . . What are the angels doing this Christmas?

I think they’re doing the same thing they’ve always done.

Worshiping.

The angels are all about the Father’s plan, His agenda being promoted and accomplished–and as they proceed in carrying out His orders, they take one thing with them that they never go without:

Worship!

I can only imagine how thrilled they were to be dispatched to the shepherds that holy night with the good news of the event that all of heaven had been anticipating:

[box]Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord . . . and suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest . . .’ (Luke 2:10-14).[/box]

The greatest news mankind could ever receive was completely enveloped in worship and praise for Almighty God!

The angels weren’t the only ones giving praise for Jesus’ birth. After they delivered their message to the shepherds and exited, the shepherds headed into town and spent some time that night in worship as well (Luke 2:20).

People who know me well know that I listen to Christmas music all year long (just check out the CDs in my car!). I’m not talking about the Jingle-bells and Santa Clause stuff. I just love the reason we celebrate, and appreciate how this particular genre of music brings me afresh to the wonder of His coming all year long.

I think the Angels are focused on that as well. And I think their activity this Christmas is the same as what they’ve been doing for millennia, and what they do non-stop. Their praise and worship appearance in Bethlehem wasn’t a one-night event.

The Angels are still worshiping.

Listen to what’s going on in heaven right now:

[box]Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come . . . Worthy are You, our Lord and our God to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created (Revelation 4).[/box]

What about you?

Are you worshiping today?

As you make those last-minute trips through the crush of shoppers in the mall and weave your way through heavy traffic, take with you the activity of the angels:

Worship.

2 Comments

  • Vivian Etherington

    Hi Kim! Yes, I have still been shopping up through yesterday…..not what I wanted to have to do; BUT, I made it bearable by worshipping in my car as I drove around! Sometimes I prayed and sometimes I played my favorite Christmas CD’s, which are Shannon Wexelberg’s and the Getty’s.
    Praying you and your family have a very blessed Christmas! O come let us adore HIM!

  • Sandra

    My husband was seated in one of the comfortable leather chairs that are located outside the fitting rooms and was chatting with another patiently waiting husband. Initially, I really didn’t pay attention to their conversation as I concentrated on the despised task of clothes shopping, but then, while in the fitting room, I began to listen and realized that my husband was sharing Christ with the other gentleman. I was in tears as I prayed for the man whose heart God is pursuing and as I recalled how God has worked in my husband’s heart, turning it toward Himself. God has shown such mercy within our family these last few years — He gives hope, changes lives, redeems! My heart was turned to worship as I stood in that fitting room today and I left just wanting to love Him more.

    Our great God – He is really more than amazing, isn’t He!