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Advent Day 21: Joy To The World

Isaiah 55:12 (NIV) 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” What an image is painted by Isaiah! Creation, singing and clapping, as those who have...

Advent Day 20: Worship with joy

Matthew 2:10-11 (NIV) 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and...

Advent Day 19: Tis the season to be jolly?

Luke 1:39-44 (NIV) 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the...

Advent Day 18: Joy for the hard times

Isaiah 30:19-21 (GNT) 19 You people who live in Jerusalem will not weep any more. The Lord is compassionate, and when you cry to Him for help, He will answer you. 20 The Lord will make you go through hard times, but He Himself will be there to teach you, and you will...

Advent Day 17: Can you choose joy?

Psalm 118:22-25 (NIV) 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. 25 LORD, save us! LORD, grant us success! Psalm...

Advent Day 16: Tears of joy

Psalm 126:5-6 (NIV) 5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. My beautiful wife of 36 years loves gardening. Everything from the impractical,...