A Sunday of Joy

This third Sunday of Advent, we rejoice as the celebration of Christ’s birth comes ever closer, as we eagerly anticipate Christmas.

Luke 3:15-18

The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.

John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.



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6 Responses to A Sunday of Joy

  1. Stella,
    I am enjoying your Advent posts. Thank you. Sarah

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    We gots fog, thick Frisco kida fog and the Christmas lights thru it look great – especially as we don’t have any city-based light pollution to draw away from the effect.

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  3. czarina33 says:

    One of my favorite songs. Went to bed singing it to myself. Funny how the words to Christmas sougs are so deeply set in memory. I use them in therapy to help people regain speech & language.

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    • Menagerie says:

      czarina, I just love this comment. What a wonderful thing, to be able to draw on such memories to help people.

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    • Lucille says:

      I agree with Menagerie that your comment is terrific. Music having to do with our faith memories…so important.

      I remember songs and Bible verses from my childhood even if I no longer recall the chapter and verse and often have to look them up. Thank God for Bible Gateway!

      Reading the Psalms we see it’s a very old tradition in temple worship that music was played and instruments used.

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