And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host,
praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”
And on earth peace…. Finding space to rest today may be difficult. There’s so much to do, so much to prepare, so much we are excited about on Christmas Eve. And yet, what we rush around preparing to celebrate is actually peace—peace come to earth in the form of a child.
Take 2 minutes, just 2 holy minutes, to meditate on this scripture. Maybe set a timer on your phone. Move away from the chaos or invite those around you to be still for 2 minutes. Light a candle or turn on some Christmas lights. Watch the light and let it help you to focus. Repeat to yourself the words of the angels, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”
You belong to God; you are favored. Peace has come into your life this night.