Celebrating His Righteousness and Faithfulness

The LORD is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
Psalm 145:17

Throughout the Christmas Season, I have been referencing this verse from Psalm 145. It jumped out at me in early December because of its simplicity and significance. In my final blog for the year on this Christmas Eve, I thought I would share why I feel this verse is so significant at the celebration of Christ’s birth.

First, the act of God sending his Son to earth to redeem what had been lost is an amazing act of righteousness. On Christmas God is seeking to make the world right - to bring justice. He is bringing His Kingdom forward for the good of all Creation.

Second, God’s continued pursing of his Creation is an incredible act of faithfulness. In all the messiness, darkness and betrayal that God has seen from His Creation, He has not given up on us. Instead He devised a perfect plan to redeem us that brings all honor and glory to God as our Savior and at the same time honors and equips His Creation to be a part of the new Kingdom. What faithfulness!

These two words - righteousness and faithfulness - are powerful lenses from which to view Christmas. What verse has God given you this Christmas to bring the Gift He gave to life?