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15. Then the whole sky filled with angels who sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth.” The angels left and the shepherds decided to go and see the baby.

Music can lift my spirit and take my whole being somewhere unexpected. What is your favourite piece of music? Does it inspire or well up melancholy into you very being. These angels singing must have been all your top ten rolled into one. Not one but a veritable host singing God’s praise; really professional worship, top draw. The shepherds so moved they left there sheep to view the child.

What will draw you from worship to action today’s?

Angels and Then More Angels.

10th January 2015


The shepherd account begins with an angel and then a myriad of angels – how disturbing!

The shepherds were well into their night shift, gate keepers and wolf scarers, whiling the time away and a stranger appears. Forget the wings and shiny white glowing individual, the news given and where it was occurring was troubling enough. Why were they chosen? Could it be true?

The addition of the host of angels in full praise mode wiped out the ‘why me’ question and the ‘truth’ issue was probably overwhelmed as well.

Oh that our faith was so brilliant, so secure! Sometimes, it must be said, our Spirit guidance can be as definite.

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church

Ocine Keeper’s Wonder.

Friday 9th January 2015


How the church too often make much of it’s simplicity whilst holding onto buildings and wealth. In the shepherds of Christmas there is recognition of the poor and lowly nature of the followers of Jesus. The shepherds came as themselves, to recognise what they had been told was real. Wide-eyed and probably fearful they went into town expecting what…?

What do we expect of Jesus?

The shepherds must have been she’ll-shocked from the angel visitation. I can’t imagine them humming along with the angelic ‘Gloria’. More likely the ‘mighty dread’ of the carol would have been more realistic. However, they did what was asked and then found a baby in similar circumstances to their own, poor and lowly.

Even as a baby I’m fairly sure Jesus spoke to them. He was found to be like them, small and vulnerable….found to be like them….how real!?

The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church