Merry Christmas Eve!!
"The stone that the builders rejected
has now become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord's doing, and it is wonderful to see.
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and by glad in it." - Psalm 18:22-24 NLT
"I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High." - Psalm 9:1-2 NLT
'Oh how my soul praises the Lord.
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!'" - Luke 1:46-47 NLT
"'Because of God's tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
and to guide us to the path of peace.'" - Luke 1:78-79 NLT
"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again - rejoice! Let everyone see that your are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon." - Philippians 4:4-5 NLT
Let us be like the angels, the shepherds, like Mary and Zechariah, who all rejoiced with great excitement, humility, and awe at the coming of Jesus!
No matter your circumstances this season, dwell in the joy of Christ's love and salvation.
May this winter, this next year, be different. May we dare to hope. May we cast off the burdens of darkness onto the One who created light. May we open our eyes and stare with dazzling wonder at our Light and Life, and rejoice. Awaken our souls, O Light of heaven.