Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 15: "Angels We Have Heard On High"

  We don't know who wrote this carol, only that it is a traditional French one. This isn't the only common carol that has an unknown author, but it got me to thinking: if I wrote a song as famous as this one, I think I would want my name on it! Just being honest. But in reality, this song is such a perfect picture of what our lives should be as believers: continuous praise to our Savior, and His is the only name that need be made known. I can picture this long-gone poet proudly singing his song before his Maker, and he knows that is really giving credit where it is due. His name may be lost, but his song continues, prompting worship and praise for ages, and putting the focus squarely where it should be: on Christ.

Lyrics: "Angels We Have Heard On High"

The Baptist Hymnal (1991): #100

Questions for thought and discussion:
1. Both the passages list reasons why we should give "glory to God in the highest". As you think about those, what are some specific things in your own life for which you give God the glory?

2. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways." (Isaiah 55:8) How is this statement from the Lord made so obvious through the Christmas story? Truly, Christ's birth showcases God's skill as the ultimate Story Author. His creativity is boundless. What are some things in this world that make your breath catch? Your eyes water? What makes you want to break into "joyous strains" when you think about how perfectly God planned it? Take a few moments to be still in awe and worship.

Looking for the entire printable?  Find it here. 

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