Isaiah 12:1-4 “In that day you will sing: ‘Praise the LORD! He was angry with me, but now he comforts me See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD GOD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.’ With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! In that wonderful day you will sing: ‘Thank the LORD! Praise his name! Tell the world what he has done. Oh, how mighty He is!’”
What is your favorite Christmas carol?
One of the special things about this time of year is the music. There is no other holiday that has inspired more songs than Christmas.
When the prophet spoke of the coming of Messiah he linked it with songs of praise. He told us that Jesus’ entrance into the world would prompt us to sing. When we understand who He is and what He came to do, we cannot help but sing.
Why do we sing at Christmas? The reasons are innumerable! We sing because we are forgiven people. We no longer live under the burden of guilt and shame!
We sing because we have a Savior—we have been saved from sin, saved from ourselves and saved from Satan’s grip!
We sing because it is the right response to the great deeds God has done for us!
Something happens when we sing our Savior’s praise. The Bible says that it refreshes and refuels our spirits. God blesses when we worship Him in song. There is something wonderfully satisfying abut praising God.
During this Christmas season decide to be a singer. Use the familiar Christmas carols and worships choruses. Lift your voice in a hymn of praise. Make up your own song and sing it to Him. As you sing your praise, get ready for a fresh filling of His love.
Lord, you have done mighty things in our lives. You deserve unending praise. We commit ourselves to sing your praise regularly and joyously. We commit ourselves to tell the world who you are and all that you have done for us. Thank you for renewing us as we lift our hands, hearts and voices in songs of praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Over 2,000 years ago, God sent a host of angels to shepherds near Bethlehem with a history-changing announcement: “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” — Luke 2:11 The message spoken by the angels that night was, is, and always will be a message for all! Through the pages of this devotional you'll be reminded of the same Good News the shepherds heard that night, and the difference it makes in lives today -- including your life!