Covered in Joy
We are listening to a lot of Christmas music at our house. Have been for quite some time, actually, as Becky had our tree up the first weekend of November!
Today, Grace and I were listening to "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen," which she liked very much. But she misheard the phrase "comfort and joy" and was singing it "covered in joy."
I may actually like that better! Covered in joy. That's awesome.
"To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
Oh, tidings of covered in joy
Covered in joy!"
And as it came from a child named Grace, I like to think of the concept as a gift of grace. The gift of grace in the gift of forgiveness in Christ should overwhelm us with the joy of salvation.
How are you today? Are you covered in joy?
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
-- Psalm 5:11