Read the context around these key verses when possible!
The angel announced the birth of the Savior to lowly shepherds. “Unto you is born this day…” This is great news for all the people of the world, but don’t miss that it is also great news for you. Christ was born for you!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
When the long awaited Savior appeared, a multitude of the heavenly host appeared against the dark night. They sang glory to God.
The entire story of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration is all for God’s glory. The climax of the story is a Savior who is Christ the Lord. He is the one to fulfill all the prophecies, fulfill and all the commandments, and fulfill all the promises God made to His creation.
When He arrived in the flesh, the angels came declaring the glory of God.
Lighting the Candles
This fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the last purple candle. It is the Angel’s Candle, the candle that represents love. We rejoice with the heavenly hosts that God so loved the world, he gave us His Son!
Love came down at Christmas,Love Came Down at Christmas, by Christian Rossetti
Love all lovely, Love Divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine,
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing #4
- Angels We Have Heard on High #6
What are ways we can glorify God as we live our everyday lives?
Neighbors & Nations
We are blessed to be a blessing. Whether near or far, God’s heart is to make His name known so people from every nation will worship Him.
What can our family do today to make God’s name known?
Ideas for December 22
- Proclaim the glories of God to your family, friends, and neighbors.
- Make them a Christmas card and email it or hand deliver.
If you are using the Advent Prayer Chain, pray for the next link.
If you have the Seeing Jesus stickers, add the circle to today's banner and review the previous stickers.
Seeing Jesus, Advent Wall Sticker Set is a Christmas countdown that provides a visual reminder of each day’s focus to help us see and celebrate Jesus.