Today’s devotion for today is based on Psalm 148:14, ‘He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart.”
Today, if you have time, read Psalm 148, for it celebrates praise and calls us along with the whole universe to fill heaven and earth with our praise.
The psalmist could hardly have imagined this Savior as the child in a manger whom we have welcomed and worshipped this Christmas. But by the Spirit, he called heaven and earth to praise God who creates, sustains, and saves. ‘Let them praise!’ he calls again today. Let nothing get in the way of it, hinder or prevent it. Praise gives itself gladly in response to what has been given. So with the whole universe, we join our hearts and voices this Christmas to sing out our praise, ‘Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift!’
Please pray with me the prayer for today: All praise and thanks gracious God, Creator, and Savior, for the gift of joy, Jesus Christ. Join our praise to that of the whole universe as we give you glory for the immeasurable love that has come to earth for us in him. Amen.