A beautiful doxology is wedged discreetly into the narrative of the birth of Christ. Doxologies are usually made up of two parts, an ascription of praise to God for what he has done, and an affirmation about God for who he is. The angelic doxology follows the pattern of the ones that separate the major sections of Psalms (41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48), captured by Luke in 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” The glory of God rests with him in the highest heaven. A glimpse of it burst through the dark night sky and terrified the shepherds. In it, unfathomable glory is mingled with the promise of peace. Inhabitants of the orbiting object of wrath have been given a window of opportunity to repent. True atonement is limited to those with whom God is pleased. However the global influence and benefit of gospel peace is irrefutable. The incarnation was completely necessary as the foundation for redemptive history. Humanity linked Messiah to man, and deity linked Messiah to God. The humanity of Jesus Christ relates him to us intimately. The deity of Jesus Christ reconciles us to him ultimately.