And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 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 among those with whom he is pleased!”
Comment: Comparisons are difficult to make sometimes. I wonder if the recent very lavish and expensive ceremony before the world’s elite to farewell our beloved Queen Elizabeth the Second or the angelic choir singing to a small group of simple shepherds watching their sheep on the hillside is seen as the more impressive? A farewell to a great Queen compared to a welcome to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Prayer: Help me to get the balance of my life right, O my God!