Sunday, December 05, 2010

...On whom his favor rests

From Scotty Smith's prayer for today, based on Luke 2:12-14 ("Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'”):

Lord Jesus, as we listen again to this old host of angels declaring your glory and your grace, may it drive us into a fresh worship of you this very Advent season. It’s only because you submitted to the fullness of God’s disfavor for us that we can even imagine, must less boast of having the fullness of God’s favor resting on us. We praise, honor and adore you. We will not look at your cradle without gazing at your cross.

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