Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunday within the Octave of Christmas

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16

There is something extremely beautiful about letting the word of Christ dwell within. His word comes alive in our hearts. We begin to live richly a life meant to be lived, one united with Jesus.
Where we teach and admonish each other how to love God.

It is not just that, it is with a soul filled with gratitude that enables us to sing joyfully from our hearts. The love for the word of God brings to us a new way of life that is filled with so much joy and happiness.

Many have gratitude for what is given to them in their life. We are often grateful for our health, for our families, for the children God gives us. We are grateful for the jobs that provide support for us to feed and clothe our families. We are grateful for what we make in order to supply us with the comfort we have in our homes. There is so much gratitude out there, but are we thankful for the songs given to us to sing praise to God and all that he provides us.

Do we show him our gratitude on a daily basis, and thank him for letting us wake up each day enabling us to do what we need to do in order to be grateful for the family we do have.

Do we take time to listen to hymns sung beautifully that speak wonderfully of God's love for us.
There is much truth in letting the word of Christ dwelling richly within, it enables us to live grateful lives, to honor God, to sing his praises. After all he loves us more than we know.

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