Luke Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace good will toward men
This is what the angels declared to the shepherds. Which in itself is a miraculous event, I mean you are calmly tending your sheep just like an average night, and Pow! out come a host of angels. Yet, what I find wondrous about this statement is the last part of it. “…good will toward men” the good will here is speaking about God’s Sovereign good pleasure. God gives us His peace not as a reward for some good thing we have done, and not because we deserve it. He gives His peace as a gift to those who are in His will. In those of whom He finds pleasure. How wonderful a feeling to know that I can enjoy that peace!