Great Is The Company

December 22, 2010
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Psalm 68:11 – The Lord announced the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it. (NIV)

Luke 2:13-14 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favour rests." (NIV)

The voices of about three thousand college students, including my son and daughter, singing the words to the song, "Lion Of Judah" by Paul Wilbur, is one of the most inspiring anthems of praise I have ever heard. Listening to the recording of these beautiful voices united in worship brings to mind the magnificent angelic praise of the heavenly host which did announce the blessed birth of our Saviour and Lord.

By the proclamation of angels, the Lord did reveal His glory to a few humble shepherds the very first Christmas morning. Daniel 10:6 describes the voice of just one angel as being like that of "a multitude". With that thought in mind, can you imagine the awesome sound of this heavenly choir which was sent to declare the Messiah's birth?

An interesting debate among Bible scholars leaves me wondering whether or not angels do sing. Since there are only two references in Scripture referring to angels singing (Job 38:7 and Revelation 5:11-12), some believe they sang before the fall and will one day sing again when all creation has been redeemed.

Nonetheless, the voice power of many angels praising God in one accord expresses the highest form of reverence, worship, and devotion to God. With the great company of the redeemed on earth, may our voices join with the holy angels to resonate the glory of God with sacred music and spiritual songs moving our hearts to honour Him whose Word we do proclaim.

Prayer: Father, during this special Advent season, may our voices be heard throughout the world proclaiming the Messiah's birth to the praise and glory of Your name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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