Thursday Devotion, December 24
1 In that day you will sing: “I will praise you, O Lord! You were angry with me, but not any more. Now you comfort me. 2 See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” 3 With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! 4 In that wonderful day you will sing: “Thank the Lord! Praise his name! Tell the nations what he has done. Let them know how mighty he is! 5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world. 6 Let all the people of Jerusalem shout his praise with joy! For great is the Holy One of Israel who lives among you.”
How appropriate for Christmas Eve, "You were angry with me, but not any more. Now you comfort me." How do these words hit you today as you read them? Do you find comfort in them?
Dear Jesus, you came into a world ridden wit strife and broken hopes. Continue to comfort us as we struggle and are stretched to follow you. Amen.