Monday, December 12, 2011

Adoration...

"O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!" These are the words that haunt me today. Year after year I have heard them sung at church and on the radio and have never given them a second thought. Today they chase me from one task to another.

They are there when I do the laundry. I heard them when I washed the dishes. As I cooked dinner they played over and over again in my mind. They have a pleading or beckoning sound to them. So I sit here thinking about what God is getting at with these words and the question that keeps coming to mind is this: When was the last time I really spent time adoring Him?

Christmas is such a busy time of year. Most of us spend our time juggling all the regular obligations along with purchasing gifts, going to parties, spending time with family, and holiday cooking. We miss Christmas if we don't stop and adore Him. We miss Christmas if we don't stop long enough to consider the greatest gift ever given, Christ. We miss Christmas if we forget the incredible love of our God who sent Christ to save us... Us who don't deserve such and extravagant gift!

I looked up the word adore. Adore means to regard with utmost esteem, love, respect, and honor. Adoration is fervent and devoted love. Let's take a moment to adore Him together. Let's use Psalm 103 to remind us of just a few reasons why we so fervently love this God who sent His Son as a babe laying in a manger, to save us from our sins!

"Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle." (verses 2-5)

" The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness.
He has not dealt with us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him." (verses 8 &10-13)

Don't let this simply be one small pause of adoration in the midst of a flurry of holiday activity. Make it a habit to dwell on who God is and what He has done for you. As your adoration for Him grows let it be contagious. Spread it to others that they may want to know this God who you so fervently love and adore. This is your gift to them!






1 comment:

  1. Good Reminder in this busy time Erica I agree its so important to remember God taking time to sit at His feet and listen to His still small voice.

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