Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Yours is the Glory!

11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,
And You are exalted as head over all.

Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.

13 “Now therefore, our God,
We thank You
And praise Your glorious name.
(1 Chronicles 29:11-13, New King James Version)

Yours is the Glory!

How often do we take the time to praise and adore the Lord in our own private time with Him? As we hasten to the upcoming Christmas holiday, I cannot think of a better Bible passage to internalize than the one shown above from 1 Chronicles 29. When the angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest," what were they saying? What did they mean?

Though Christ had just come as a baby in a manger, in the eyes of God and the angels, His work was already completed. As they looked ahead to Christ's death, burial, and resurrection, how could they not sing praises of glory and adoration to Him?

This is a hard time of year for many; the "busy-ness" of the season can almost be overwhelming. For others, it is a hard time due to the loss of loved ones in the past year who will not be there to celebrate the holidays with them.

Often, we Christians are so far removed from the real meaning of Christmas as we get caught up in the commercialism of our age.

Let us take time today, and everyday until Christmas, to read and meditate on the few short verses shown above. It is not about us, is it? It is not even really about spending time with family and loved ones! It is all about Christ, and the glory due His name.

Yours is the glory, oh Christ! We thank you, and praise your glorious name.

God Bless You,

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