Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17th- It came upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
O ye beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing.

Can you hear the angels sing? What do you hear when life’s load is crushing you?  When your form is bending so low that you can’t look up?  When the toil and painfully slow steps are too much to bear?  What do you hear?  Where do you look?
The angels sang of the Truth….”Peace on the earth, goodwill to men from heavens all gracious King!”  Jesus is here….Messiah has come.  30some years later Jesus would speak the words….”28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Jesus came to bear the toilsome load for us, as the world in solemn stillness lay.  It came upon a midnight clear….the glorious song of Jesus.  Jesus is here! Jesus the Redeemer has come!  Listen and look….Rest in Him!
Here is a link to the song;

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