What if the Lord had not been on our side?
Psalm 124:1a, NLT*
What if the Lord had not?
What if Jesus hadn’t come?
Things are dark, but they’d be so much darker without the Holy Spirit working in and through His followers.
We wouldn’t have His presence with us in the happy and the sad.
Despair and hopelessness would be everywhere – if God hadn’t already brought final judgment.
We wouldn’t know as much of what God is like, or how to walk with Him, because Jesus showed us both. And how could we walk with Him? We’d still be alienated from Him by our own choices. We’d be cut off from Him in our sin, blinded and miserable.
But He took our side – He came – and so we live.
God our Maker, God our Redeemer, God our Sustainer, thank You that “the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.“** Thank You for Jesus’ life, His willing sacrifice and daring rescue, for His rising, His gift to us of the Holy Spirit, and for His coming again. Help us live in praise, gratitude and confidence in Your care. Help us love You in response to Your great love for us.
Here’s “Joy to the World” as done by Third Day.
*New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
** John 1:14, NLT