But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
Mal 4:2

You can tell a lot about what is going on in a culture by the songs they sing. We have been effected more than we know by the songs written in special times of God’s awakenings throughout history. One of the special times was the 1740’s. One of God’s instruments in those days was a song writer and preacher by the name of Charles Wesley. Our churches still sing many of his songs, but the whole world sings one of his Christmas songs known as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”. This song is filled with worship and great theology about the unveiling of God’s love to man. One of my favorite parts of the song goes like this.

“Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.”

What an incredible thing, today in malls, shopping centers, church services and Christmas programs around the world, this special message is being proclaimed. Hail the Sun of Righteousness who brings the revelation of God’s love and forgiveness to our hearts. Hail the Sun of Righteousness who is risen from the dead with healing for our bodies. Hail the Sun of Righteousness that has given us second birth that men no more may die. Today the angels are singing, “preach it again Charles” as his words are being sung amongst the nations. This Christmas, listen carefully to the old songs, you never know, you may hear the angels singing just like the shepherds from so long ago. As you do, your world will begin to change. Like the shepherds long ago, like Charles Wesley 250 years ago, the birth of Christ will become a living reality inside of you. When that happens, you will know what life is all about, you will know why you are alive, you will know for yourself why the angels are singing.


  1. when i can i try to put on good uplifting music Mahalia Jackson was a good sister and a great singer for the lord she is really worth a listen this sister turned down super stardom to sing for the lord i enjoy hearing many of the old uplifting songs they put my mind and heart in a good place something really good to listen to. so many times im working a job and they have garbage music on the day isnt the same when im on jobs where the carpenters are not there with thier music already playing i will put on good uplifting music my whole day is a lot better to have the lord glorified while at work it makes a big difference going home at the end of the day you are in a lot better frame of mind and spirit my wife can really see a difference when i come home wives are like that they know us real well she tells me what ever you are lisening to keep it up

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