Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Scripture: Luke 2:13-14; Isaiah 9:6
One of the most majestic of Christmas hymns is Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Charles Wesley first wrote the words in 1739 and the melody is attributed to Felix Mendelssohn about a hundred years later. It, like other “angel hymns” tells of the announcement of the birth of the newborn King. The angels sing of the good news that God and sinners are reconciled; they sing of the incarnate Deity who was to be God with us. Their message surely is one that prompts us to add our voices of praise to the newborn King.
Words to ponder. Can you articulate what it means to be reconciled to God? Do you picture yourself as one who needs reconciliation with God or as one who has been reconciled? The good news of the gospel is that in Jesus Christ our sins have been forgiven and we have received reconciliation. Glory to the newborn King.