Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14
The secular world has now pretty much finished up with Christmas. The radio stations will phase out the Christmas music and return to their normal programming. The emails from retailers are now about “getting the stuff you really wanted instead of what you got” sales. The decorations will start coming down and shelves are filled with Valentine’s Day hearts.
Yet Christmas continues. It is a season and a celebration of a significant event that continues to guide us (or at least it should).
When the heavenly host of angels proclaimed glory to God, they also offered peace to all (after all, God’s favor is for all). It is our mission to spread that peace.
As we travel through this Christmas season, be peace for those around you. Offer grace to the underpaid and overworked retail clerks. Give peace to those who are harried and under pressure. Grant peace to those in your household. Be peace for all around you.
May you enjoy this Christmas season,