BLESSED BE THE LORD THE GOD OF ISRAEL
?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).??
One of our prefaces at Mass says, “… Our praises add nothing to your greatness, but profit us for salvation.” It is in his bid to give back to God that David won more favour for his household (cf. 2 Sam 7:1-16).?
Moreover, in giving thanks to God you express your faith that God is bigger than all your 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.?