8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 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!”
We celebrated a different birth yesterday. One that only happened 23 years ago instead of 2000+. The beauty of the celebration though was that the heart of the 23 year old wanted nothing more than to do what the hosts of heaven did those 2000+ years before. She wanted friends to come and glorify God with her.
She did request homemade cinnamon rolls - but I think they helped the hearts of the 20+ college students to sing His praises more fully ;)
Christine and Jamal (the djembe)
A night of the air filled with praise & prayer & passion for the One born to set them free (and honor their sweet friend too). It couldn't have been more perfect.