Dec 15, 2013

Third Advent Sunday....JOY



Three candles on the third Advent Sunday.  JOY is the candle today...the joy of the Lord is our strength. How could we continue without the joy of Christ, filling us with hope and strength to face each new day...each new year? Amidst trails and tribulations...there is always...always the JOY of the Lord abiding in the hearts of the redeemed.....Christ our Redeemer.....Immanuel...God with us, sustaining us.....filling us with joy...his joy. The joy of God with us.....Jesus!

Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength.  Neh. 8:10

8 comments:

Deb said...

Yes, we truly need to be Joyful because of all that Christ has done for us. Have a blessed Sunday!

AuntLou said...

Amen! No matter where, no matter what, there is that deep, abiding joy. The joy of the Christmas season, the fact of Jesus on Earth, is the source. :)

Joyce Mayer said...

Good Sunday Morning,

It just fills my heart with joy to read someone praising and honoring our Lord. The weight of the sinful world can certainly take its tole, but just thinking about Him and what He has done to give us the perfect eternal life fills the heart with "joy".

Thank you for this awesome post.

Blessings (hugs too)

Maria said...

So, so pretty Shelley :) m.b.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Beautiful.. Through the Lord we do find Joy..
sending prayers for you family..

Emily Fay said...

Beautiful Shelley! And I agree!

Denise said...

Yes!So good to hear over and over again.I hope to never ever tire of hearing of HIS JOY

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We are always thinking of the same thing my friend. I have a photo with JOY on it for tomorrow's post. I'm wishing you a blessed holiday season. Sweet hugs!