Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, we find the expression of love more than can be understood. Psalm 147 helps us focus our praise to God for His love that is personal, powerful, and protective. Editor’s Note: the poem read is Labor of Love by Andrew Peterson.
We enter a section of psalms called “Hallelujah Psalms” due to their beginning and ending with that blessed word. The psalmists celebrate the joy that is possible because of God’s presence. As we continue to observe the season of Advent (the time leading up to Christmas) we find there is
David is no longer stuck in a cave waiting for deliverance. He is now an older man with a family and a kingdom. With added blessings come increased problems. This time, the problem is with his son who is attempting to overthrow his father and gain the kingdom for himself.
Psalm 138 captures David’s thoughts and plans to communicate the goodness of God. He does not intend to be subtle, secretive, or silent. His plan is to be bold in declaring God’s greatness. Learn from his example and prepare yourself to communicate praise at full volume!