Matt and Mandy

    “Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2009, 27

    Matt and Mandy

    Matt, Mandy, Mom, and Dad reading the Christmas story

    Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

    “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”*

    Were we part of the heavenly host the shepherds heard?

    I don’t know, but I’m sure we were rejoicing somewhere.

    And why did we rejoice?

    Because we knew that we would make mistakes when we came to earth.

    And Jesus would atone for our sins so we could live with Him and Heavenly Father again someday.

    Do we have any less reason to rejoice now than we did then?


    Joy to the world, the Lord is come; let earth receive her King!