and blot out all my iniquity.Why?
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
Open my lips, Lord,
Similarly on my mind this Christmas season, is what the shepherds response to being with Jesus was...
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:16-20If I ever wonder what God wants me to do, I need just look to the shepherds example...
Seek out Jesus and spend some time with Him.
After being with Jesus, tell people about Him.
And, hearing and seeing what God has done and is doing, glorify and praise God for everything.
What a blessed gift this white Christmas has been to my heart!