God will rejoice over you!

The Bible readings for today are Zephaniah 3.14-18; Psalm 33.1-4, 11-12, 20-22; Luke 1.39-45.

Joy is one of the great themes of Advent. Many of our Advent-candle liturgies include a week given over to the theme. All of today’s readings fairly ring out with celebratory joy. The one that gets to me most is Zephaniah 3.17:
‘He (God!) will rejoice over you and be glad,
He will shout over you with jubilation.
He will soothe with His love
those long disconsolate.’
The God of the Bible is a passionate God who rejoices over God’s people. The Incarnation brings God’s joy to the world!

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