Sun, 25 November 2012
November 25, 2012
Rejoice: A Note in the Chorus of Worship
Synopsis: Rejoice! The biggest shopping day of 2012 is now history. How did you do? That is the big question for shoppers, merchants and probably credit card companies as they tally up their booty. Black Friday may be a good indicator of the US economy, but I don’t know if it really tells us much about what kind of Christmas we are going to have.
With black Friday behind us I wonder “Is It Already Too Late?” to talk about Christmas. Today is November 25thand I am sure you know that one month from today it will be Christmas Day. Actually the First Sunday of Advent isn’t until next Sunday, and yet I think some people have already lost sight of the reason for rejoicing?
What a difference the gift of Christmas makes when the focus of our rejoicing is in Jesus. No it really isn’t too late to let Jesus be the source of our rejoicing. Whatever else might be the source of rejoicing it will in time pass away, but Jesus lives forever. The value of Jesus’ gift to us will grow more precious in time. That is why believers continue to rejoice in the miracle of Christmas.
Scripture Text (NLT): 1Chronicles 16; Psalm 118:24; Philippians 4:4-5; Luke 2:8-12
Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 16:8-11