Wednesday, December 29, 2010

4 words. . .

have been tumbling about in my head the last little while. They are the words that we heard through the Advent season this year:

hope: we are not in a hopeless situation; yes, we grieve, but not as those who have no hope

love: we have been showered with so many expressions of love which speak to us in tangible ways of God's deep love for us

peace: underlying all the daily turmoil, there lies a deep peace - a peace that passes all understanding

joy: Chris Tomlin released a version of "Joy to the World" that we have been singing this season. I found the lyrics of the added refrain resonated deeply within:

Joy, unspeakable joy
An overflowing well, no tongue can tell
Joy, unspeakable joy
Rises in my soul, never lets me go

4 simple words ...

4 deep truths ...

3 comments:

Jane said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers this Advent and Christmas season, Edith. Immanuel--God with us--He is with you! He's the true source of all our joy! Dear WTW friend, God bless and keep you and your family close in His loving care!

Anonymous said...

thank you for what you contonue to teach me through your learnong...

Grace said...

Hello Edith! I'm sorry I have not been stopping by more often... but you have been in my thoughts and prayers so often!!! I'm so glad to see you posting and sharing... this journey is not easy, yet God IS meeting you at your point of need, and will continue to fill you with more of Himself and the comfort He alone can give! I can't imagine going through this last Christmas season without your beloved, yet God has been Good... and I pray He continues to fill you to overflowing this more than you could ask or even think!!!

hugs and prayers,
Grace