Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas - December 25


Psalm 2, 85, 132, 110

Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4

1 John 4:7-16

John 3:26-31

“So this is Christmas,“ a line John Lennon used repeatedly in his song “Happy Christmas, War is Over,” sounds very much like the message in Psalm 85 written centuries before.  Psalm 85, sometimes titled “Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favour,” begins in verse seven to describe what the love of the Lord looks like to his people.

The salvation describe by the psalmist anticipates the message of Christ.

On this day when we rejoice at the coming of the Christ child to the world, let us remember the steadfast love of God, who grants our salvation, and serve him fully in return. Amen.