Mark returned to Madison with us to visit up in the land of cheese and snow - and we were blessed with safe and quick travel today.
Pastor Brunette at Carmel Lutheran Church delivered a wonderful Christmas Eve sermon about the song of the Angels:
- Glory to God in the highest,
- and on earth peace to people of good will.
- It's difficult to imagine how amazing that moment was for the shepherds - certainly got their attention, though, as we read in Luke, chapter 2:
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
It's the greatest story ever told, mostly because it's not just a story - it's the saving message of the Gospel.