"This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
(PSALM 118: 24)
The day before Christmas, and all
through our home
There’s excitement and wonder for
festivities to come.
We can bide our time and anticipate,
or use each day to celebrate!
Celebration brings to mind the observation of a special event. It can also mean “to praise widely.” In our relationship with the Lord, praising Him widely is exactly what the psalmist of today’s verse means for daily life. Celebrations – something God Himself instituted back in the Old Testament – are important for remembering special occasions. But we can be celebrating our Lord every day!
On Christmas Eve when our children would bide their time until the church service was over and gift opening time approached, they needed to be reminded to make use of the day. This reminder is relevant to us today. As we wait for the big day – a time the Lord intends for us to rejoice in as the angels did – we can, make the most of the day while it is still called “today.” This would be the perfect time to rejoice in the Lord and be glad in His saving grace!
WHEN YOU HAVE TIME, DON'T JUST WAIT; USE IT