As a little girl, I spent delightful moments singing about the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.
During those years, I also spent long moments gazing at our small nativity scene. I noticed all the characters gathered lovingly around the newborn child: Mary and Joseph, the angels, the shepherds, the wise men and the animals.
The scene was sweet, serene, warm. And as much as I was able to comprehend, I knew it was a holy scene. However, I was not yet able to grasp (indeed, likely will never fully grasp) Who this baby boy truly was: God Almighty in human flesh. But even in my little girl way, I knew Jesus was a very special baby. I loved that baby.
As I grew, so did my understanding of why He was so special. As did my love for Who that baby was – and is. In my now grown up way, I see and love Jesus as the King of kings. Almighty God. Lord. Savior.
During this Christmas season, I hope to enter into an even deeper – a more worshipful – relationship with the One Who left the glories of heaven to be born and live among us. Would you like to join me?
If so, let’s look at Psalm 95:6 (ESV) and practice its message.
“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!”
Do you ever wonder how different our life would be if we simply decided to worship God? Truly worship. From the heart.
How would our lives change if we made worship part of our daily quiet time? What if revering God and acknowledging His power and compassion was our first response to every circumstance? Good and bad.
Rather than just filling our thoughts with what we’ll be getting for Christmas, what if we also really got to know Jesus and the wonders of His person? Who He is. The way He thinks. His marvelous ways.
And what if, during this Christmas season (and into the new year), every day that we spend time praising our Lord and Maker, we end up loving Him a little bit more?
What about you?
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- How have your thoughts of THE Reason for the season changed as you grew older?
- If worship is not something you are currently doing, will you consider making worship a regular part of your life?
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