Isaiah 40:1-11 (NASB) ‘”Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed, That she has received of the Lord’s hand Double for all her sins.” A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. “Let every valley be lifted up, And every mountain and hill be made low; And let the rough ground become a plain, And the rugged terrain a broad valley; Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” A voice says, “Call out.” Then he answered, “What shall I call out?” All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” Behold, the Lord God will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him And His recompense before Him. Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.’ 

When you worship this weekend, Sunday service, Christmas eve service, or Christmas day, remember this is who your praise is for.  Isaiah paints a vivid picture of our Messiah.  He comes to the world simply, without material wealth, without pomp and circumstance, but this is who we worship.  This is who the angels sang of to the shepherds of the field.  When you worship and praise Him in this weekend’s services and at the dinner table on Tuesday, ‘Lift up your voice mightly’, “Here is your God!”  Praise Him with all that you have.  Do this, for this is who Christmas is for.  This is for what all you are, have and do is for.  Show Him that you know.  Give honor to Him and have a blessed Christmas weekend!

In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy,

Scott Pace