Sunday, December 16, 2012

REJOICE SUNDAY!

The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally Rejoice Sunday!  We light the pink candle in the Advent Wreath!  We are rejoicing at the anticipation of the upcoming birth of Christ!  One of the readings for today comes from Isaiah 12:2-6....

     God indeed is my salvation;

I am confident and unafraid.
For the LORD is my strength and my might,
and he has been my salvation.

With joy you will draw water

from the fountains of salvation,

And you will say on that day:

give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;
Among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is his name.

Sing praise to the LORD for he has done glorious things;

let this be known throughout all the earth.

Shout with exultation, City of Zion,

for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel!
We will rejoice today!  Many opportunities present themselves to us during this holiday time - concerts, plays, gatherings.  As you enjoy these activities, remember, it is Christ that is the reason for rejoicing!