December 11

Advent Devotional: Sunday, December 11

Linda Kurtz

Third Week of Advent:  Joy
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Light the Candle of  Joy

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Psalm 100:21
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of His works with songs of joy.  Psalm 107:22

Many years ago, a popular singer wrote a song that referred repeatedly to the “elusive butterfly of love”.  In much the same way, the beautiful  emotion of joy can elude us as we go about our daily lives. Yet sometimes, when we least expect it, a feeling of joy can overwhelm us and fill us with a positive and renewed sensitivity to our world and the people around us.