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The Day After Christmas – Go Figure

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Pic of Ray 11302014The day after Christmas is often a very busy day – especially at stores. It is so busy because a number of people have off work and they have loads of gifts to return or exchange. Did you get something you like – but the wrong size? Did you get something you can’t wait to take back and exchange for something else? Do you have a relative that ends up taking most gifts back for gift cards or refunds so they can get what they want? Is that your mode of operation? Did you get the fruit cake this year? Or the gift that has been passed along for years?

I remember a night that was clear and I could see loads of stars. Today’s passage speaks about a night like that to me – the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. It made me think about how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things.  I mean – compared to the heavens – we are so small. Yet as small as we are compared to the universe that God created – He loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross to save us from our sins. So simple yet such a major truth.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. The birth of Christ – God becoming flesh and dwelling among us – celebrated at Christmas.  It reminds me that we are made worthy through the love of Christ.  It causes me to rethink any ill feelings I might have toward anyone – and reminds me that I would be lost without God’s great love.

On this day after Christmas – whatever the day holds for us – please take time to be reminded that the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. That God so loved the world that He sent His Son to show the full extent of His love – by dying on the cross for our redemption.  Merry Christmas!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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December 26, 2014 - Posted by | Advent Thought, Christmas, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , ,

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