It is the time of year we are all busy in our preparations for Christmas. Shopping to be done, decorating to be finished, cookies to be baked… yes busy, busy, busy!
Oh, but in our reading through the bible we are in Psalms this month. I am seeing David, a servant of God. Imperfect, like all of us and so many before him. But, he gives his praise and worship to God. God is the creator of the universe, he is seated high in the heavens. David talks of humility and being righteousness, the fact that we are crowned with glory and honor. He talks of the pride of the wicked but finishes off Psalm 10 with this reminder…”The Lord is king forever and ever”
Pondering the Psalms…at Christmas. Most would choose to read about the prophesies or the life of Christ. We celebrate the birth this month, the birth of the King of Kings, the Lord who is king forever and ever. No matter what we see happening in this world we live in, Jesus came here in complete and utter humility. A baby is completely dependent for life. Dependent on the love and nurturing for nourishment, protection, provision. Jesus showed us what humility is.
We are to be humble before God. Let us not get lost in all the glitter and glitz of the season. Let us not forget that the reason we celebrate is because God loved us so much he sent his son to suffer and die in our place so we might have a relationship with God the Father. What a savior we celebrate! Grace ~ the gift sent from above into a stable so many years ago, born that we might have life!