Building 429 “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (Devotional)

So many songs in my history have been just that… songs that we sang about the Glory of God and about the anticipated arrival of the baby Jesus. Honestly a lot of the language in these old classics was lost on me until we decided to record “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” I decided maybe it was time for me to look into what the title of the song meant. So away I went to the dictionary and guess what I found out? The title of the song literally means “Listen attentively…. An angel that carries important news is singing.” After all of my years of singing the song I had never thought about what the title even meant. Luke chapter 2 verses 8 -14 delivers the account of what the angels actually sang …

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Vertical Worship – Elizabeth (Devotional)

The prophets promised a “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6), and yet for centuries the people of Israel had known only war, captivity, and hardship.
Isaiah foretold a coming ruler who would “decide with equity for the meek of the earth” (Isaiah 11:4) and yet wherever the people of God looked they saw injustice, Roman occupation, and oppressive taxation that increased poverty.

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