“Praise him, praise him.
Oh, praise him in the morning,
Praise him in the noon time.
Praise him. Praise him.
Praise him when the sun goes down.”
Oh man, I just love that song. When we sing it in church I just sing and dance my little heart out (when I say dance…I’m not cutting a rug or anything) mainly just bouncing a baby on my hip.
I was reading my bible the other night and since it’s almost Christmas I wanted to read about the birth of Jesus. I was flipping around and trying to find all the information I could about his birth and St. Luke seems to be the most detailed. That’s where I started reading and have read almost every day this week-I think I skipped one day but Lord knows our hearts! It’s not much but it makes me happy that I’m reading again.
It still amazes me that God sent his only son to this earth. I just can’t imagine sending one of my own away and in knowing what He was going to go through. If you don’t think God loves you, please think again because he loves you dearly. He loves you even if you don’t love him…it’s a love that I can’t wrap my simple mind around. It’s just-wow. There are no words. Sitting here I’m thinking how do we even repay such a love? I don’t feel like I ever could or will be able too but this verse stood out to me. Kind of stopped me in my tracks and brought tears to my eyes.
St. Luke 2:13: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
This verse is right after Jesus had been born and an angel appeared unto the Shepherds on a hillside to announce his birth. How amazing would that have been? And this is the verse that just blew me away…A multitude of heavenly host started PRAISING God- it hit me like a ton of bricks. That’s all we can do, is praise him. I mean think about it, that’s what the angels do all day and all night. They praise him! We can’t buy his love. It’s all about our praise, that’s all he ask of us. I might not have the prettiest pictures on my blog, I might not have the fanciest house, and I could quite possibly have spit up in my hair and more dry shampoo than you could imagine but none of that matters. And praising Him doesn’t have to be this grand gesture either, if it comes from a true heart. I love to sing songs of praise, it’s my favorite way to worship him and I can’t carry a tune in a bucket but if I’m singing for the right reason it means all the same.
It’s easy to get swept up buying gifts and letting the”hustle and bustle” of Christmas stress us out, and I am so guilty for this but this verse helped me to step back and truly realize the meaning of Christmas. I am eternally grateful for the love of our Heavenly Father and for the sweetest of gifts we could ever receive.