After the creation and the incarnation, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the third great work of God. . . .--Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, 3:500, 503
At the creation the morning stars sang, and all the children of God shouted with joy. At the birth of Christ a multitude of heavenly hosts raised a song of jubilation to God's good pleasure. On the birthday of the church, the church itself acclaims in many languages the great works of God.