The house is quiet. The presents have been opened, the goodies have been consumed, the last piece of pie has been eaten. Maybe you’ve even started taking the decorations and the tree down. Another Christmas has come and gone. So what is the proper Christian response to the passing of yet another Christmas?
Yes, that’s right. Praise.
As believers in the ONE TRUE KING, our response has to be praise for the great thing God has done. In Christ, we have everything we need. In Christ, we have the greatest gift anyone could ever receive.
So as Christmas draws to an end, lift your eyes to the Heavens, let your voice sing to Him, who has shown us goodness and mercy beyond all measure.
Peace be with you and yours this Yuletide season.
1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
praise him in the heights!
2 Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts!
3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars!
4 Praise him, you highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD!
For he commanded and they were created.
6 And he established them forever and ever;
he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
8 fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!
9 Mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars!
10 Beasts and all livestock,
creeping things and flying birds!
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
12 Young men and maidens together,
old men and children!
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his majesty is above earth and heaven.
14 He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ps 148:1–14). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.