Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6th- Joy to the World (verse 1-2)

Joy to the World

Joy to the World, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.
Joy to the World!  The created world rejoices….as the heavens declare the glory of the Lord! The seasons testify to the glory, faithfulness, and even the death-burial and resurrection of our Lord! 
Winter-Spring- Summer- Fall.  

Psalm 19:1-6
1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
2 Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Even the crop/plant/flower cycles rejoice and sing “Joy to the World the Lord is come!” as a testimony of Christ.  Jesus said in John 12: 23-24;
23 And Jesus *answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Jesus died and rose again purchasing the gift of salvation so that His Gospel would bear much fruit!  Now, every heart prepare Him room…..heaven and nature sing of the Glory of God and testify of the Joy of the World!  May our hearts be His with much room prepared to continue on with the praises that mankind needs….Joy to the World the Lord is come!

Here is a link to the song J


Amy said...

Mandi, I am reminded that the day is coming when He will come back and that it may not be a time of "joy" for many people. So as we celebrate the Christmas season, let's be BOLD in His spirit and share our risen Savior with those we meet. Speak the gospel whenever and whereever He gives us opportunity. Remember, the time is short!

Mandi Cornett said...

SO true...thanks Amy! Amen!