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Monday, December 14, 2015

To The World

Today we light the JOY candle on our Advent Wreath. Many of us immediately think of the great song of Christmas, Joy to the World, written by English hymn writer Isaac Watts. The song was first published in 1719. We’ve enjoyed singing this song through the years, let’s look at the Word that inspired it.

Psalm 98

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. TheLord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3 He has remembered his love and his faithfulness toIsrael; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the Lord, the King. 7 Let the sea resound, and everything in it,  the world, and all who live in it. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; 9 let them sing before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.

Jesus came 2,000 years ago, and He is coming again!


Be joyfully ready for His return. Amen?