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The Songs of Christmas, Christmas Devotional #13

Still, Still, Still

Still, still, still, one can hear the falling snow.
For all is hushed, the world is sleeping
Holy star its vigil keeping
Still, still, still one can hear the falling snow.

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."    -Psalm 46:10 NIV

Still, still, still… These words do not seem to have a place in the hustle and bustle of a busy life, especially at Christmas time. Parties, presents and projects usually have us in a frantic frenzy as we rush from one event to the next. Often, before we know it, Christmas day has come and gone and we realize that, despite our good intentions, we never experienced the peace that comes from truly relishing in God’s amazing love for us.

Isn’t it interesting that God commands us to “Be still”? Do you think it’s because he knows we sometimes have a hard time doing it on our own?

What happens when we actually take time to be still? The answer lies in Psalm 46:10…”Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”. When you are still before God, you better understand that whatever you are facing, whatever your day has been like, you can completely rest in the fact that God is God. He’s awesome and amazing and sovereign. He loves us more than we can imagine and He’s got things under control.

Spend time today purposely pursuing stillness in different moments. Perhaps you could wrap up in a blanket & head outside for a peek at the stars, wondering what that holy star looked like, the one that signaled Christ’s birth many years ago. Maybe take a minute to watch your young child sleep and you wonder what Mary and Joseph thought of their newborn son as you gaze at your own child’s sweet face. Open your Bible, read a favorite Scripture…then sit and wait.

Questions:
What truths resonate in your soul about Christ as you take time to be still before Him?
 
 

Find all the devotionals from, Carols: A Christmas Devotional reading plan available at YouVersion.com, used with permission of lifechurch.tv

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 4:28:00 AM by Hans Rasmussen in Christmas, in The Songs of Christmas

Hans Rasmussen

Written by Hans Rasmussen

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