Posted by: judyhitson | February 27, 2016

When Glory Came Down

by Judy Hitson

Luke 2:14 NIV “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

With these words, angels in heaven praised God with the angel of the Lord who appeared before the shepherds.

Peace  to those on whom his favor rests seemed a different perspective to me. Other translations say, on earth peace, good will toward men. God made His peace available to man  through the birth of His Son. Only those who please Him, who have His favor experience His peace on earth.

Pray for the favor of God, I heard preachers and teachers say these words in the church. It caught my attention to begin praying this prayer. I taste God’s favor in my life and His peace on earth, though there is much chaos in the world. The New International version of this verse leaped off the page to my heart. When Glory came down from heaven to earth, our Savior was born in Bethlehem to a virgin called Mary. This was something only God could do to bring about the birth of His only begotten Son. I thought about the angel appearing to the shepherds in the field bringing them the good news. As Christians, we know the Christmas story of Luke Chapter Two, the most important story ever told.

Think about this glorious event in history from Philippians 2:6-7 New Life Version 6 Jesus has always been as God is. But He did not hold to His rights as God. 7 He put aside everything that belonged to Him and made Himself the same as a servant who is owned by someone. He became human by being born as a man. I recall a song, “When God Became a Man” from this passage of Scripture. I found it searching on Google with another hymn titled, “Love was when God became a Man.”

The shepherds heard the good news the angel brought them, Luke 2:11a Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. In Bethlehem they found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  The shepherds spread the word about this child. All they heard and saw were just as they were told.

Have you seen Jesus?
Are you telling the good news when glory came down, when God became a Man?


  1. Awesome!

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