Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Joy: First Day of Christmas

Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive her king;
Let every heart prepare him room, and heaven and nature sing.

With “Joy to the world” in our hearts and minds, I invite you to join me in looking each of these twelve days for instances of the joy that runs through all of creation, especially through experiencing the beauty and wonder of God’s world.

 When we started out to drive to Grand Island for the 10:00 Christmas morning service at St Stephen’s, the skies were gray. The world seemed very quiet, very calm, but also very gray and somber! But as we got out into more open country, a sliver of blue sky became visible in the northeast. Somewhere the sun was shining, and it might very well shine on us before the day was done.

Joy to the world! The Savior reigns; let us our songs employ, while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains, repeat the sounding joy.

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