‘I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.’ (vv3–4) Psalm 108:1–5

In Britain, December 26 is a public holiday called Boxing Day. Established in the nineteenth century, servants were given the day off and the wealthy provided boxes of food for poor people.

Traditionally in England, we go for a long walk, graze off the cold cuts from Christmas leftovers, and generally wind down. It’s a day of reflection after the energetic fun and frivolity of the previous day. It always feels as if there is space, and it is wonderful to wake up knowing there is nothing that must be done today.

It is a day for celebrating the love of God, expressed in the gift of Jesus; to acknowledge our salvation freely given; to consider our rich Christian heritage and all that God has done, and continues to do, for us through His boundless love (Eph. 3:20).

We should take a moment to consider how we might respond to God. It is our ministry to encourage people to engage with the Bible and learn to live every day with Jesus, so that they might themselves help others. It is our commitment to encourage Christian discipleship and introduce people to God’s love.

SCRIPTURE TO CONSIDER: Prov. 11:23–31; Mal. 3:8–12; 2 Cor. 9:6–15; Eph. 3:14–19.

A PRAYER TO MAKE: ‘Lord, help me to sow seed faithfully and may it yield a hundredfold return to the glory of Your name. Amen.’ (Mark 4:20)

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Micha Jazz is Director of Resources at Waverley Abbey, UK.