Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Third Week Of Advent-JOY

Hello Blogging Friends ,
This is the third week of Advent ,In which the emphasis is on the Good News of Great JOY . Those shepherds some 2000 years ago were the first to hear , But it has been relayed countess times by Joyful Hearers around this earth.

" And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks by night . An angel of the Lord appeared to them , and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified .But the angel said to them , " Do not be afraid . I bring you good news of great JOY ,that will be for all people .Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord . This will be a sign to you. You will find a baby wrapped in cloths lying in a manger. " Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel,praising God and saying :
" Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests ."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven,the shepherds said one to another." Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened , which the Lord has told us about . " So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him ,they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds had said to them . But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.. The shepherds returned , glorifying and praising God for all the thing they had heard and seen ,which were just as they had been told.
Luke 2: 8-20

This news the angel said was to impart to the hearer great JOY ,so much so that all of heavenly host broke out into praise .At first , the shepherds' reaction was fear.But after receiving the good news and hurrying off to see the Child and Mary and Joseph, the scripture said they had two responses : telling others and praising God . I love the expression " Merry Christmas , but a better greeting for christians may be Hallelujah , Christ is Born ! It is clear that this time of celebrating his birth can be a time of Joy in our lives and telling others the reason for that Joy.May we, this third week of Advent, concentrate on spreading the JOY of the good news of the Birth of Christ!

This is a beautiful rendition of" Silent Night "by Sixpence None the Richer

Hallelujah, Christ is Born !
Love & Blessings,


  1. Beautiful post Myrna...Joy to the World !

  2. Love the song and great post. Have a great week. I hope you feel His joy always

  3. Beautiful! The song is just beautiful -- gave my heart such peace. Another greeting is Noel which many think is a shortened, "Now all is well." And it is, isn't it, now that the Christ Child is born -- and lives again!

  4. I love the Christmas Gospel and cherish it over anything.
    God becoming flesh in a stable, and poor shepherds were the first to witness the wonder.
    He came to free the poor and suppressed and angels were all around to witness that this was The Son of God.
    Oh, Holy Night!!

  5. Hi Myrna, Lovely song! And don't you love it when God puts the same message on more hearts than one! :) He is awesome! And your Advent devotional is beautiful! :) Have a blessed week.

  6. Blessings Myrna, So nice to have you share a different version of "Silent Night" with a contemporary group that I did not know... Alice had shared this for her first song in our CAROLING Blog hop! I love how you are sharing the Christmas Story also... with a beautiful message! Thanks for joining us! This definitely is CHRISTmas JOY!

    Peace and JOY,

  7. A beautiful song always and especially at this special time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior and soon coming King.

  8. Great video. I like that version. Joyful joyful. Love it.


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