As we light the fourth Advent candle, we are reminded that Jesus is the “Sunrise from on High.” The sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”
– Luke 1:78-79
(Pastor) Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
- Psalm 103:20
(Community) Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
- Psalm 148:2
(Pastor) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
- Hebrews 2:9
(Community) There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
- Luke 15:10
(Pastor) Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.
- Revelation 5:11
(Community) All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
- Revelation 7:11
O God, whom saints, shepherds and angels delight to worship you in heaven: Be ever present with your people here on earth and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.