Kamis, 24 December 2015

First reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16
Psalm: Psalms 89:2-5, 27, 29
Gospel reading: Luke 1:67-79

Luke 1:67-79

67 And his father Zechari'ah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, 
68 "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people, 
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, 
70 as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 
71 that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us; 
72 to perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, 
73 the oath which he swore to our father Abraham, 
74 to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, 
75 in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. 
76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 
77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 
78 through the tender mercy of our God, when the day shall dawn upon us from on high 
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."


Christmas is always a time of joy.
With all the christmas decorations, the gifts we prepared, good deeds that we did during this advent season, we hope to bring joy to those around us, just like Jesus has brought joy to us by coming to ourlives and saved us.

In the first reading, Psalm and Gospel reading today, we heard God's promises to David and how He made it came true starting with John the baptis's birth.

Our forefathers experienced the waiting period before God fulfill His promise. 
I'm sure all of us also experience this waiting period in ourlives.
We waited for God to give us spouse, heal us from our illness, blessed our family with children, deliver us from our financial difficulties, family problem, etc.

Waiting is not easy but it's useful. It helps strengthen our trust and endurance. The personal experience of God's help during the waiting period certainly helps us to grow in our faith.

Dear friends, Christmas is a prove to us that He always kept His promise and He love us so much more that we could ever imagine. 

So, in whatever life season we are in now, whether we are still waiting for Him or He has shown us His ways, let's rejoice and be glad because He is good and His promise is true.

On behalf of Renungan Harian team, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and we pray that you will grow closer to God each day and personally experience His love in your life. 

Today will be the last day of renungan harian for this year. We will be back to share His good news to all of you on 4 January 2016.

Thank you & God bless each one of you. Amen.

Silent Night by Corrine May 


Ferdi, Ira & Fam
Cell St Zakaria & Elizabeth, Singapore