God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
In the Old Testament you will notice the Lord using prophets to provide a glimpse of what the Lord will do in the future. Here we see a verse that places the Lord on display as a “Mighty Warrior who saves” (NIV). At the same time though, it speaks about the future relationship between Israel and the Lord. This relationship is made possible by Christ alone and the opportunity to enter into it has been extended to all people. God delights in you and rejoices over you with singing. Let that truth fill you up and carry you through today.
Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
Here is the reason for our celebration. Don’t focus on presents but focus on His presence. Thanks be to our Father in Heaven who loves us so much more than we can currently understand.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace