Advent Devotional: Sunday, December 16

Marie Crain

Third Week of Advent: Joy
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Light the Candle of Joy

"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."  Philippians 4:11b

In the Spring of 1053, Kyle and I were in the midst of having our first home built.  It was an exciting time for us and almost every afternoon as the sun was going down, we would venture out to Paula Heights to see what progress had been made that day.  As we wandered through and around the building site, finding each new and added feature taking shape.  Looking at the  tobacco patch that was going to be our back yard, we contemplated the fact that not even telephone lines were available as yet and the gas lines had not been laid, but we had electricity and water and things would be fine.