What I’m listening to: Twelve Days of Christmas by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
Welcome to Day 13 of our Advent series! If you’re up to speed, congrats(!), if not, be sure to check out the previous posts. The first one explains a little more about the series. Now, let’s take a look at today’s verses from Luke.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2:13-14 (NIV)
We don’t always want to praise God as much as we should. We say that we’re too busy to read our Bible, or go to church, when really we just want to focus on ourselves. It is an easy trap to fall into, we think that nothing will change in our relationship with the Lord even as we drift away. However, as stated here in Luke, peace is offered to those upon whom the Lord’s favor rests. If you want to be one of those people, and I think most of us would, then we must submit to the Lord. A relationship with God is a two way street. We serve and give glory to God, and in return we are blessed both on earth as well as in heaven. If you feel like you have been drifting away from God, ask Him to guide you back to Him. He will never turn you away.
Prayer Prompt: Today, ask God to show you the path to Him. He will guide you and grant you peace and acceptance.