GLORIFYING AND PRAISING GOD
LUKE 2: 15 - 20
(PAGE 1498 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST has once again given us reason to celebrate an
event called Christmas, the occasion marking His birth. Hearts
have once again thrilled over the singing of the varied messages
resulting from Messiahs' advent in the manger.
An exhilaration unparalled at any other time has stimulated a
new unusual gestures of goodwill toward all people.
Patient parents are relieved now that they have completed
constructing devices evidently made in West Germany by Bulgarian
refugees with assembly instructions which were written in Old
English by Nationalist Chinese.
Miles of ribbon have been suspencefully snapped and bundles of
beautiful binding burned.
Already many tiny tots have tired of their tinseled toys.
Turkey hash is the order of the day.
Some gifts have worn old, while still new (Boom-boom fairy).
Whatever it was, Christmas is now history for another year.
Let's go back to Christmas number one and try to learn some
vital lesson from the shepherds of the day as observed in Luke
These humble men could not change professions, but they could
change their profession and give it new meaning. Hence, these
men, whose vagabond vocation needed elevating, returned in a
manner described as "glorifying and praising God."
As we turn from the celebration of Christ's birth, Ichallenge
you to return to the norm, those everyday affairs, those routine
duties in such a manner and with such a spirit as to glorify and
As a garland of leaves that encompasses a bud opens with
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