Advent Devotionals: Friday, December 19

Martha Jett

Friday, Third Week of Advent: Joy
December 19, 2014

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord.  Psalm 35:9

Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere, Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.
“Go, Tell it on the Mountain” was printed in a 1907 publication by Thomas Fenner.  It was entitled “Christmas Plantation Song” and was among folk songs that were sung on the plantation.  The original verses have been deleted from modern hymnals but the joyous message of Jesus is always proclaimed by those who sing this carol.
We can make a joyful noise when we sing and worship in our church services.  We can feel joy in our hearts for the many blessings we have in our lives.

Prayer:  Dear God, we are grateful for the joy we have in Jesus Christ.  Amen