Luke 2:13-14 (ESV) tells us “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Do you ever struggle to believe that God is pleased with you? Well on Christmas day the shepherds were probably surprised to be the first to hear the good news of the mid-size birth after all shepherds were some of the least important members of that society.
So imagine what the shepherds experienced in Luke chapter two verses thirteen and fourteen where it says and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God saying glory to god in the highest and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.
Why did an angel announce Jesus’s birth to the lowly shepherds? Was god simply pleased with them and wanted to share. You don’t need a special title to hear from God is pleased with you even if you aren’t pleased with yourself. He is offering you a piece that will last so slow down. Here the heavenly host says. Glory to god in the highest. Say it with them for god’s pleasure glory to god in the highest.
Please join me now in prayer. Your heavenly father I struggle sometimes believing that you’re pleased with me. But even though I don’t understand it I will rejoice that you want me to be a part of your family. So thank you for pursuing me while I was lost. Thank you for pursuing me so I can live a full abundant hopeful peaceful life. And help me remember to it just like the angels and shepherds I’m chosen to tell others of your incredible love every day. Amen.
So I invite you to stay here for as long as you can soaking in god’s presence and allowing Him to fill you in strength in you for the day. If the world says it’s not pleased with you to remember that God is pleased with you. He gives you abundant life you might try telling someone that God is pleased with them to today invite them to abide with you in Christ.