It was an honor to hear first hand from Holocaust survivor, Ruth Steinfeld. There was such a gentleness to her that outweighed the horrors she endured. Her memories moved me to tears and at that moment I agreed, to remain silent is to do nothing.
Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
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Matthew 2: 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
Luke 2: 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
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Day 22 Scripture
Luke 2: 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
Luke 2: 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2: 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
The beauty of worship is not the in the voice or tone, rather it is the sincerity of the heart flowing through the words.
The passion of genuine worship is heart moving and captivating. In the natural one may not have the gift of singing but once the worship begins, instantly the sound begins to emulate those of the heavenly angels.
And what better time to change the atmosphere then when you have your home filled for the holidays. While you cook, clean or entertain, begin to worship the Lord. Let your words begin to sing praises to the one who is worthy of our worship.
I pray that during this season you begin to step out of your comfort zone and let the praises from within begin to flow.