Psalms 84 vs. 2 My Soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord –
Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee –Psalm 84 vs. 4
For a day in thy courts is better that a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, that to dwell in the tents of wickedness –Psalm 84 vs10
Where is the best place to spend Christmas Day? In a Pub or Club? At Beer parlour or Hotel? At a beach or tourist attraction? With Santa Claus, the famed Father Christmas at his grotto?
Is Christmas day best Spend visiting friends and relatives or holidaying? Should we Spend Christmas day at Discos or Partying? Or should we spend Christmas day indoors resting, reading, sleeping, winning or dinning, or watching films and movies.
Christmas is the birthday of Jesus and the day is best spent in the presence of the celebrant. Christmas day is a time for sober reflection on the ministry of Jesus Christ, a day for deep meditation of the teachings of the messiah and a day for rededication and recommitment of our lives to him.
The day is therefore best spent in an environment where you can listen and hear the word of God, rejoice with other brethren, praise God for the birth of Jesus and make new vows to God. The Church, which is the sanctuary of God is the best place to spend Christmas day.
The heart of David as revealed in the Psalms quoted above is always longing for the courts of God. In the same way, we must be excited to always be in the presence of God.
David also shows there is a blessing in dwelling in the house of God, praising and worshipping him. Do you wish to receive a blessing this Christmas, then ensure you are in the presence of God on Christmas day.
David also preferred to spend all his life time in the house of God rather than in the tents of wickedness. If you still visit Pubs, Night clubs, brothels, and worldly parties which are fertile grounds for various sins such as illicit sex, drugs, drunkenness, murder, and profane conversations, then you are dwelling in ‘the tents of wickedness’.
Jesus is the chief and only celebrant on Christmas day. Visit a Church and wish him a happy birthday. He is still alive and plans to shower gifts on you as you come visiting. Jesus is the authentic Father Christmas. Make sure you spend Christmas day with him and you will be blessed indeed.
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