Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Joy: Day 8

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 of Christmas for instances of the joy that runs through all of creation, especially through experiencing the beauty and wonder of God’s world.

With no snow to be seen in our part of Nebraska during the first seven days of Christmas, a light, fluffy snowfall this morning was a delightful sight, especially for those of us planning to stay home this New Year’s Day anyway. A clean layer of fresh snow covered everything.

Even as an adult, I have an urge to go out and marvel at each new snowfall, so I went out for a bit today and looked around. Here is one snowflake of many, another star-shaped wonder of the season:

 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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