¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Let earth receiver her King! Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing! ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Day 4 - joy in our heart
Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given — when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth enfolds our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown
Advent is about waiting, but waiting with a purpose. As much as we want to celebrate Christmas, Advent is meant to slow us down a bit and focus inward. This season offers a beautiful time to grasp the deep meaning that brings joy to our hearts.
Remember: Waiting is inevitable. Joyful hope is a choice.
All life involves waiting. We wait at stoplights. We are caught in traffic jams. We agonize over medical test results. Waiting teaches us about our passion and purpose.
Waiting can be frustrating, challenging and overwhelming, but for the season of Advent, waiting is meant to be a joy filled occasion. Waiting with a purpose. We are preparing for Christmas, the most wonderful day of the year.
The wait is where we draw closer to God, test our determination and faithfulness. We wait so we can be prepared.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words wait and hope.