A Light for My Path Devotional

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MATTHEW 2:11 (KJV)
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

PSALM 95:6-7 (KJV)
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is the sound of Christmas carols! I love them all, but this year there was one that I just couldn’t get out of my head. Over and over again I heard, “O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.” Even now that Christmas is behind us, I still hear those words repeatedly.

John Francis Wade wrote this lovely melody in the 1740s. The words were originally written in Latin, but were translated into English by Frederick Oakeley in the 1800’s. Although this carol has been sung for over 250 years, it still calls you and me today to gaze upon the beauty and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to adore Him as our Savior, Lord and King. Take a minute to read through the words and let them sink in.

 Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation!
O Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God,
All glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

As we end another year, rather than focus on the sorrow, pain, and regrets we experienced, let us focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and the blessings He bestowed on us. Try to find some quiet time to meditate on Christ’s love and grace, His goodness and mercy, His power and majesty. It is only as we adore and rest in Him that we will find true peace and joy so that we’re ready to start a new year.

Lord Jesus, words cannot describe the awe and wonder we experience when we gaze upon You. Truly we adore You for all You are and all You have given us.

By Ann Shorb
©Copyright Ann Shorb, 2011

Skits for Fun and Learning - Puppet scriptsSkits for Fun and Learning
Skits for Fun and Learning is a collection of 15 puppet scripts and 5 articles on the subject of success with puppet ministries. The articles and scripts have been written by Dr. Ann Shorb and the book is available for purchase as a paperback, or as a PDF download.

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