Advent 2016 – Day 24

Tomorrow is Christmas. Thank you for staying with me through these 24 days of Advent. May the Lord bless your Christmas celebrations.

You may think this season of thankfulness is done, but actually it is only the beginning. All the individuals – people like Moses, David, Isaiah, and Daniel – whom we have looked at over the past days have already moved from this world to the next, but there they continue to give thanks and praise to God. They are not alone.

In the book of Revelation, we see a great throng of angels singing around the throne of God. They sing, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and forever. Amen!” (7:12) The twenty-four elders join them, saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty . . . for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign.” (11:17)

As you and I draw near to the manger, it is our turn to join their song of thanksgiving. Why not read Psalm 150 aloud today with all those who gather at your table? “Let everything that lives sing praises to the Lord!”

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