January 26, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

Read: Acts 20:17-35 / Psalm 26

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Ephesians 3:20-21

To Him Be All the Glory

The shepherds set the example. They praised God “for all they had seen and heard” about the Christ-child [Luke 2:20]. The angels did the same thing as they sang: “glory to God in the highest” [Luke 2:14]. What is the message that shepherds proclaim and that makes angels sing? Salvation! It is the wonderful message that God in His love sent His Son to make us His sons and daughters.
God sent a Savior to rescue us. St. Paul says it simply and powerfully: “while we were sinners, Christ died for us” [Romans 5:8]. We are now among God’s holy ones who “have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” [Revelation 7:14], who stand before the throne of glory praising God for His salvation.
It is the privilege of the Holy Christian Church throughout the world to praise God constantly. Glory be to the Father, whose everlasting love has made us His children. Glory be to the Son, whose sacrifice on Calvary paid the debt of all our sins. Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who has brought us to faith and who strengthens and preserves us to eternity. To Him be all glory in the Church forever!

January 26, 1991

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