reason to celebrate

12/17/2009 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

i’m a blogging failure. it’s true. i could begin to list off my excuses for the reasons i haven’t posted in so long, but i’ll try to make your time here worthwhile. therefore, i’ll jump straight to what is on my mind/heart tonight.

this past sunday @ church, we were reading out of luke ch 2…you know it. it’s always read it around christmastime.  we had just had a skit about the real meaning of Christmas and it kind of hit me unexpectedly. so, during the singing, i just sat in my chair and started to read in ch 1. i’ll write it out. it’s a little long, but there is so much richness and depth in these words, and i think it’s worth it.

it’s zechariah’s (john’s dad) words…

(68-75) Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago), salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us- to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

(77-79) …to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.

you should go back and read the whole chapter from the beginning…it’s really an incredible story.

there are so many things the Lord has done on our behalf, and how easily we forget about them and get caught up in things that don’t matter. the birth of our Savior gets replaced by____fill in the blank.  i’m guilty, but i hope that my mind and my heart is constantly reminded of the reason i’m celebrating this Christmas season. He has come! and He has made a way for us! and He is the reason to celebrate!

Merry Christmas to you.

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