What a letdown a day like today can be. After all, it was only a few days ago we were in church listening with anticipation to the gospel story from Luke about the birth of Jesus. But now all that is over. The gifts are given, the dinners eaten, and some of the toys are no longer working.
Much like the world around us, we, too, have gone back to our ordinary, humdrum, everyday lives. But it shouldn’t be a humdrum time for any of us. After all, Christmas is not over!
The marvelous thing God has done in and for our lives is giving us the Christ child so that Christmas never ends. Because Christmas never ends, we give praise to the Lord for the many opportunities we have to come to Christ for new beginnings, for comfort, strength, hope and joy. In our joy over the new life given us through the Christ child, we lift our voices and join the psalmist to praise the Lord.
What are some of the ways you will praise the Lord this day?
Lord God, we lift your name on high as we sing praise for all the blessings we have received. We praise you, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. — JKU