The Advent Season is a time in the church calendar when we prepare ourselves. We prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, and we are also reminded that we need to prepare for the second coming of Jesus.
Today is the third Sunday of Advent. The theme this week is Joy: expressed by the colour pink. Hot pink, pale pink, rose pink are all shades of pink painted into a sunrise. As a sunrise signals the dawn of a new day, we are reminded that the coming of Jesus heralds the “Light of the world” penetrating our dark and hurting world. Jesus has come to bring us Joy.
Joy has many shades. It should never be determined by how we feel, but on who God is.
“Joy can be exuberant when we experience the faithfulness of God, it can be calm confidence in His sovereignty, or pure delight as He expresses His love.” (CBN)
“Rejoice in the LORD always…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”(Philippians 4:4,6,7)
May this be your experience this Christmas and into the New Year.