25 Christmas Prayers – Day 17
Day 17 – Elohim, The Creator
Lord, our thoughts are often filled with the ugliness of the world. But it was not You who erased the beauty.
As our Elohim, You are the Creator of everything. You splashed the parched ground with paint drops of color. You nestled Your creatures safely together like clustered jewels and carved out a home for each one. Every day is a personalized tapestry of love from You to Your children.
We See Your Hand at Work
From the beginning, You planted Your beauty in our hearts so we could see life through Your eyes. From the splendor of mountain majesty to the simplicity of desert plain, we see Your hand at work, Lord—a heavenly original. All Your creatures show the uniqueness of Your glory, the pride of Your creations, and the tenderness of Your love.
You Restore Our Worth
ln its attempts to erode the beauty of Your creation, sin has left deep, pocketed scars. Yet through Jesus, You restore the worth of every man and woman who accepts You as Lord.
A Magnificent Place of Beauty
And while earth’s beauty may be fading, You are preparing an eternal place of magnificent beauty where eyes have never seen, and no pen could ever describe. For that, we can’t wait!
This Christmas we celebrate You, Lord, as Elohim, The Creator. You’ve designed a special place for each of us to fit in Your plan. Renew that purpose and plan for us this Christmas. May our lifetime purpose always be to give You glory and praise!
(Adapted from Daily in Your Presence, Intimate Conversations with a Loving Father, (c) 2002, Rebecca Barlow Jordan).
This is the 17th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).
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