“Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men.” Luke 2:14
While I was in Guatemala on a mission trip recently, I awoke one morning with the song from my 1st piano recital playing in my head, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me…. with God as our Father, brothers all are we, Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony…” Though I hadn’t thought of the song in many years it was a gift from God to my heart that day.
These ideas of brotherhood with all men because of Christ and peace accomplished one relationship at a time have begun to be woven into my heart.
When the angels sang, “Glory to God in the highest! Peace on earth! Good will to men!” they were introducing Jesus. He is the embodiment of these! And as Christ dwells in our hearts through faith we too are the carriers of them.
In this Advent season, may our hearts be opened wide to receive and experience the presence of Christ, so that we along with Jesus can be bringers of glory to God, peace on earth, and good will to men.
(c) 2017, Gabriella Owen