Saturday, December 24, 2011

the *joy* alert: december 24

Come, Lord Jesus Come,
Come when you will.
We await your return.

Come when time is full,
Our pregnant hope due.
New life in our old world, 
New bodies in full view.

Come in the morning,
Our long-awaited light,
The day breaks death,
The darkness now in flight,

Come with trumpet sound,
Our consummate song,
Resounding joy for all
Who have waited so long.
~Nathan Sherman and Will Walker~

*Joy* Alert: "JOY is experienced so much more deeply when we are made to wait for the thing we long for.  The anticipation of Advent makes the JOY of Christmas even ore palpable."  from Come Lord Jesus Come

This month, I am joining my friend,Sarah Jane, in writing daily about things that bring joy during this lovely, peaceful holiday season. 
joy in the season
I saw a GAP ad the other day that I shamelessly "borrowed" for my titles this coming month. Ironically, if I can stay out of the GAP and other such places, I will most definitely be more alert to what brings REAL, lasting joy.