As a part of our Advent observances at Grace, we are making use of Concordia Publishing’s Behold the Child materials for worship. Our web devotions through Christmas will be guided by Pastor Kevin Golden’s devotional booklet written in support of the Behold the Child theme (you may purchase a downloadable copy of Pr. Golden’s book by following this link).
That the power of the Gospel would touch all of your life
For others to give voice to praise of God
Text: Psalm 146:1
The whole of you has reason to praise the Lord. –Pr. Golden
PASTOR GOLDEN HIGHLIGHTS the force of the Psalmist’s call to join in praise of God. “Come on soul! Give praise to God!”
We think of the soul as something independent of the “rest of us,” that our bodies are separate, something other than who we really are. This is not the view of the Bible, which sees a human being as a unity of body and soul, of flesh and breath. The Good News is not meant only for your “spirit self,” nor is it meant only for your mind or intellect. The work of Jesus Christ is a bodily work—his redemption includes our bodies, which will be glorified in the age that is to come. All of life, whether in or outside the home, whether private or public, whether solo or in community, are touched by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
May you live in Advent hope ~ Pr. Dave Brooks
--Quoted materials are from Behold the Child Daily Devotions #12-4563
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