Third Sunday in Advent...Joy

Joy to the world, the Lord is come...
let earth receive her King
Let every heart, prepare Him room...

Joy because God has come.

Not just in a past event...He is ever coming...intimately acquainted with our everyday lives (Psalm 139). David pens, "Surely goodness and mercy will follow me (pursue me) all the days of my life." (Ps. 23:6) and Solomon declares that God's mercies are new EVERY morning. (Lamentations 3: 22-23).

Do you sense that God is aware of the joys and concerns of your life? Are you aware that He comes every morning with new mercies? Do you believe He is pursuing you? Do you want to be caught by His loving pursuit? (And what is your immediate response to that attention to your body, your breathing, your desires...what is happening?)
Or perhaps you have experienced a time when you were "caught" by God's love and mercy: What was that like? What did you discover about yourself and God?

This consider prayerfully starting each morning,

"Lord, I want to be caught by your love. 
Will you unexpectedly delight me
and make me aware of Your intimate pursuit of me."

And keep your eyes pealed...He likes to show up in unexpected places...sorta like a baby in a feeding trough.

Paula GambleAdventComment