joy to the world- He is coming!

Today is the first day of the third week of advent.

My family had the privilege of the  reading of the Word, prayer & lighting the third candle this morning at church.

The verse we read sums up the heart of this 3rd week, joy:

This God, the one we waited for!
Let’s celebrate, sing the joys of His salvation.  God’s hand rests on this mountain!

Isaiah 29:10

Everything in me believes this is part of angelic chorus being sung 24/7 in heaven. Along with Holy Holy Holy & Alleluia, I believe the song of the Messiah Deliverer is ringing out across the world, time & history- and has never more been needed.

Look around you.

Times have changed for many people, and not for the better. Money issues, health concerns, loss of job, marital discord, grief, loss, hopelessness, depression…and more have all hit humanity hard for centuries.

Its partly this cry of humanity in desperate need for a savior which caused this plan to break forth from the heart of God.

And with the impending arrival of God, joy wells up at the hint of such good news…

I will close today with the classic hymn Joy to the World, and the heart jolting new chorus sung by modern psalmist Chris Tomlin- because everyone needs to discover the reason for this season’s joy, encompassed in the person of Jesus.

Joy to the World!
The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart
prepare Him room

and heaven & nature sing x3

Joy to the world!
The Savior reigns.
Let men their songs employ
while fields & floods,
rocks, hills & plains

repeat the sounding joy x3

Joy, unspeakable joy,
an overflowing well
no tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy,
rises on my soul
never lets me go!

He rules the world
with truth & grace,
and makes the nations prove
the glories of His righteousness

and wonders of His love x3

Joy, unspeakable joy,
an overflowing well
no tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy,
rises on my soul
never lets me go!

Below is the YouTube video, in case you too decide to join me and the angelic hosts in offering up the forever chorus!

Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) – Chris Tomlin

Because sometimes, the words have already been written, or sung, or proclaimed, and our part is to make them known again, to remind others of the truth they contain.

May He draw closer to you as you focus in on Him as your source of unspeakable joy this season!

#AdventuresinAdvent

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