Daily Devotional for December 24
Happy indeed are those whose God is the Lord. —Psalm 144:15
We are, indeed, happy and blessed! On this Christmas Day in which our Lord’s birth is traditionally celebrated, we should take time to remember our blessings. First, we can thank God for His blessings upon our children. How grateful we are that “our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. . . . Our daughters [are] like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace” (Psalm 144:12). To have well-mannered, God-fearing children is such a great blessing. Because of the blessing of provision, “our farms [are] filled with crops of every kind,” and “the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands” (v. 13). God’s material blessings to His people are bounteous! Because of our God, we are privileged to live in a land of peace. There are “no breached walls, no forced exile, no cries of distress in our squares” (v.14). We should never take for granted the peace in our families, on our streets, in our churches, and in our government. In spite of all our problems in America, we are still privileged to “live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). “Yes, happy are those who have it like this! Happy indeed are those whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 144:15). I trust this can be said of you and of me!