THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST PART 6
PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL AMONG ME
Watching over their flock by night, the shepherds suddenly raised their eyes up to the heavens in astonishment . They were very much afraid at what their eyes beheld. Beauty such as never been seen before, glad tidings of the angels of great joy never heard before, light so brilliant that was never seen before, a glimpse into the heavenly world never experienced before, and they gazed momentarily into a world extremely beautiful, beyond description. They listened as dazzling angelic powers, with harmonious and sweet voices never heard before, poured forth words of gladness and great joy, as together the whole choir of angels together sang a new song:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will among men!”
As the shepherds listened and watched in awe, they immediately obeyed the words of the angels and prepared to go to Bethlehem, but let us meditate on the first words of these holy Christmas angels: “Peace on earth . . ."