Monday, December 12, 2011


The third week of Advent is about joy. Many of us are happy, but being happy is just an external feeling. Joy is internal. Joy is a deeper feeling created by God. We feel joy knowing that God cares for us and loves us. Joy is remembering that God sent Jesus so we would know that God cares for us.

In Luke 1: 47-55 we read Mary's song of joy. Even though she was frightened and uncertain of her future she chose to keep her eyes on God. She looked for joy in times of uncertainty.

Lord, help me to look for joy in times of uncertainty. Help me to live in such a way that my words and actions help others know of the joy you give.


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