April McGowan

Worshiping God This Christmas

I’ve been really looking forward to Christmas Eve services at our church.  It’s a time to come together with family and worship God, giving him thanks and praise for the timeless gift of His Son.  It’s a peaceful, quiet time to ponder the mercies and wonders of His love.  God gave us Jesus to bridge the gap of our sinfulness so that we can approach Him.  It fills me with a sense of awe when I think of how God desires a relationship with us.

What does it mean to worship God, and why should we do it?  The dictionary defines worship as reverent honor and homage paid to God.  Our worship shouldn’t come out of a sense of duty, or habit, but come out of love for our creator, who went to great lengths and thousands of years of planning for our redemption through his Son.  What a gift that is.

Jesus is our salvation, sovereign Lord, the King of Kings.  He is also our comforter, companion, shepherd, and our doorway to the Holy of Holies –the  great I AM.  What a privilege for us to be able to go into His presence and worship.  What a blessing it is to thank God for the gift of His son.  And how greatly we are blessed when we stay in communion with Him.

Deuteronomy 6:4-7

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

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