Today is Monday, December 21st, 2015; Karen's Korner #3211

"Sing, accompanied by drums;
pluck the sweet lyre and harp.
Sound the trumpet!
Come to the joyous celebrations at full moon,
new moon and all the other holidays.
For God has given us these times of joy;
they are scheduled in the laws of Israel."

~ Psalm 81:2 - 4 LAB

Bible Commentary:  "Israel's holidays reminded the nation of God's great miracles. It was a time of rejoicing and a time to renew one's strength for life's daily struggles. At Christmas, do our thoughts revolve around presents for the most part? Is Easter only a warm anticipation of spring; and Thanksgiving only a good meal? Remember the spiritual origins of these special days, and use them as opportunities to worship God for his goodness to us, our families, and our nation."