Glory in the Highest
Read: LUKE 2:1-20
The song “How Should a King Come?” by Jimmy and Carol Owens, still moves me today—forty years after singing it at a Christmas cantata. We often imagine that kings arrive with extravagant riches and high pomp, in their finest clothes, with luxurious food and treasures, parading through crowds that bow low. Yet our Messiah came in such a contrary way!
A virgin conceiving? Such shame! Traveling to Bethlehem on your due date? Such inconvenience! God’s angels tell the news of the Savior’s birth to lowly shepherds? Such absurdity! Our long-held cultural beliefs and expectations are turned upside down.
And yet our Savior, the Messiah, the Son of God, was born thus. Glory to God in the highest!
Lord God, all praise be yours for such amazing love! AMEN.