Heavenly Host

CHRISTMAS REFLECTION: Some Of Us Are Still Blind by John Newton

January 2, 2019

From Love Came Down  In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.  Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest Heaven, and on Earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:8, 13-14) The gratification of the great, the wealthy, and the gay was chiefly consulted in the late exhibitions in Westminster Abbey.  But notwithstanding the expense of the preparations, and the splendid appearance of the auditory, I may take it for granted that the shepherds who were honored with the first information of the birth of [...]