Advent: Friday, December 23
Posted on December 23, 2016

“Do not be afraid; for see – I am bringing you good news of great joy...” – Luke 2:10

Our cast of characters is almost complete as the final angelic message is given to shepherds on a lonely hillside outside Bethlehem. It has the usual prelude that reassures and then it gets right to the point. This is a happy message and it has to come in a song. In a wonderfully incongruous scene the poorest folk of Bethlehem hear music that is unearthly. God is lavish!

Let us find our way to this hillside and listen with the shepherds. Where must this song lead them?

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