Whatever our circumstances, the praise of the Lord should be in our hearts and on our lips at all times. When life is good, we thank and praise Him. When life is not so good, we praise Him that He is our all-in-all, that we need nothing but Him.
The reasons to praise Him are many, but today, we celebrate the most important reason. The faithful world waited for His coming with great expectancy.
Then it happened! The Christ-child came in lowly form, but carrying all the power of the infinite God.
Jesus came because God loved us while we were yet sinners worthy of destruction.
Help us always to have Your praises on our lips. Remind us of Your love for us and our debt to You. Carry us close to Your heart, and put a new song of praise to You in ours.
In Jesus' most precious name.