I am exhausted. It’s Monday morning Christmas week. I didn’t sleep well. I have to teach all day then I have to go to my own class and take a test… and all I want to do is crawl back in bed and pretend this day doesn’t exist. Isn’t that the way Mondays go?
I’m listening to a Christmas song… because it’s Christmas week and I feel like I should. Come Let Us Adore Him. And perspective comes back to me. Monday morning might stink, but COME, let us ADORE Him!
I like that word. I like it a lot.
It’s so… intense.
Occasionally, I say it about a person… I just adore (insert name of person I love and respect very very much) here! (But only occasionally, because like I said… it’s an intense word!)
But to ADORE Jesus…
That’s a different thing altogether.
Why do I ADORE Jesus?
I ADORE him because of who he is! Because he made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. Because he humbled himself… to the point of death, on a cross. Because HE is WORTHY of our praise… WORTHY of our adoration. Because everything in his nature and character demand it. Because someday, every knee WILL bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and EVERY tongue WILL confess that HE is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Acts 2:5-11
Why am I complaining about Monday?
(Because I’m a very flawed and sinful human being.)
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
He has done so much for me. He IS so much for me.
(For ALL of us.)
I can gladly face a yucky feeling Monday for Him… rejoicing… full of gladness… consumed by my ADORATION for Him.
Your Monday hasn’t started yet. As I write this, it’s still your Sunday night. Maybe when you read this, it will be your Monday. As I pray for God to help me do this today, I am also praying for all of you and your Mondays! Happy Monday!
COME, let us ADORE him!