The shepherds went back to their fields and flocks, glorifying and praising God for what the angels had told them, and because they had seen the child, just as the angel had said. Luke 2:20
Are you “glorifying and praising God” this Christmas? As we enter yet another Christmas celebration, will you use it to strengthen your trust and passion for God? Christmas was about sending Jesus to live among us so that He could pay the penalty for our sins, but even more than that, Christmas, like everything else God has made, was to give God glory.
Stop for just a moment and think about God. God is so big that He spoke a universe into existence. That same God sacrificed His only Son so that you and I could find our way back to Him. Can you love a God like that? Can you serve a God like that? Does your life and celebration this year reflect the depth of your love?
What could you do this Christmas that would give God glory? Could you extend grace to someone who does not deserve grace? Could you love an unlovable person? Could you forgive someone who has severely wronged you, even though your first desire is not to forgive? Could you share God’s love with someone, even if it is uncomfortable?
Why not give God glory and praise for Christmas this year? He gave us Jesus!