Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Joy: Ninth 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.

Joy today came in the form of signs of life on a wintry January day: occasional bird songs, tracks of rabbits and birds in the snow, and a squirrel digging through the snow to get to food buried this fall.

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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