“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.” (Luke 2: 12-14)
The birth of Jesus was a sign to those of old and to us today. A child born in humble surroundings announced the very birth of a new way of thinking and living. This little one’s arrival was cause for celebration of God’s own presence and His love, for Jesus would declare and prove the Truth of life, the real meaning of Christmas as the eternal day of God’s Love realized.
This birth ushered in a multitude of angels, and those angels would remain with Jesus and with us as well. These were the inspired thoughts singing forth reality, harmony, joy to the world. These angel inspirations are those healing ideas that Jesus proclaimed and demonstrated. They are focused on that vital Truth that he would repeatedly declare: God’s glory, goodness, ever-presence and all-power.
Jesus’s birth brought to humanity the great news that the Master would continue to share through his teaching and healing and living. This Christmas message is that God is One and All and that we are His children, the very expressions and recipients of His Love. Jesus’s holy birth declared a new birth, a new recognition for us all, that God’s heavenly glory is present on earth bringing peace and good will to each of us. This surely is a perfect cause for praise, giving, and celebration today and every day!
A joyous Christmas to you all!
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