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.
January robins are always a treat. A whole flock of them appeared near our house this morning. The temperature was 10°, the wind chill was -5°, and there was a covering of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. And suddenly there were robins singing (and a bluejay squawking), just like they do on warm mornings in springtime.
Joy to the world! The Savior reigns; let us our songs employ, while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains, repeat the sounding joy.