“BLESSED BE THE LORD THE GOD OF ISRAEL” (Luke 1:67)

⏰24 December 2016 (Morning Mass)

????2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29 (R.v.2a); Luke 1:67-79

????”BLESSED BE THE LORD THE GOD OF ISRAEL” (Luke 1:67)

Do you not have any cause in your life to give thanks to God? Zechariah bursted out to sing the ‘Benedictus’ (Luke 1:67-79); Mary sang the ‘Magnificat’ (Luke 1:46-56) just like Hannah (1 Sam 2:1-11).

Even if you think that your life and situations have been something close to hell this year, St Paul still encourages you, “Give thanks to God in all circumstances for that is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess 5:18).

As a matter of fact, our thanksgiving adds nothing to his greatness, rather it profits us for salvation. Did you not see that practicalized in the life of David? There is that Igbo song that says that if you thank God for what he has done, he will do more. When David thought of building for the Lord from the little he had, God multiplied his blessings (2 Sam 7:9-16).

You can never outdo God in generosity. Moreover, in giving thanks to God, we express that our faith is bigger than all our problems.

May God give you great cause for thanksgiving before the end of.this year just as he has given me through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Kindly join me in saying ‘THANK YOU JESUS!’

I wish you a grace-filled and joyous Christmas. It is well with you.

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