Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Thursday, December 11, 2008


“In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back…Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty – the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.” Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one who lives forever and ever. And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created.”” Revelation 4:6b, 8b-11.

As special as this season is to us, in heaven Christmas is not a special holiday. Everyone in heaven does that day what they did the day before and what they will do the day after, they completely and wholly worship The Father, the perfect, sevenfold Spirit and the Lamb that was born to die. God is worshiped perfectly by his servants in heaven; he can’t be worshiped more or less.

Christmas is a wonderful, beautiful time to remember and focus on the gracious gift the Father sent to this world, his beloved Son. However, as we engage in the Christmas season may we remember that everyday should be a day of worship and gratitude to the Father for his gift of love. May we strive to daily worship the Lamb for his sacrifice and offer our praise with our whole selves. Even on earth God is not deserving of praise on one day more than another. So, let’s not save our times of special reflection or thanks just for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter. Let us strive to be mindful that we were created for God’s pleasure and we can live in the joy and expression of that everyday of the year. We are most satisfied when God is glorified in our lives.


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