Friday, December 18, 2009

Advent Meditation

Day 20 – O Come, All Ye Faithful
Scripture: Luke 2:15; Colossians 1:15-23

We also know this Latin carol as Adeste Fidelis, sometimes singing at least one verse in Latin. While it calls the shepherds to come and worship the newborn King, I believe it also calls believers of every time and place to come and adore the baby who is above all Christ the Lord. It is a hymn of praise and adoration, a hymn that compels us to offer our praise.

Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, identifies Christ with God, the Father. The Colossians passage of today is one of Paul’s hymns of praise. He tells of what we once were without Christ and how we are reconciled to God in Christ; he tells of the hope of the gospel.

Words to ponder: O come, let us adore him . . . In your quiet time, think on the Person of Christ and offer your words of adoration to Him. A guideline for doing this might be to think of a characteristic for the letters of the alphabet and use those words to offer adoration (i.e. Christ, I adore you because you are approachable; you are beautiful; you are compassionate, etc.)

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