Thursday, December 07, 2006

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

3 Comments:

At 10:33 AM, Anonymous diane gilbert said...

Jared,

I spoke with Becky last night about a scrap book event. Can you give her my email address so that she can contact me and I can give her all the information. That is unless you don't want her to go. :o)

Thanks!
diane

diane.b.gilbert@vanderbilt.edu

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Jared said...

No, I forbid her! :-)

I let her know to contact you, Diane, and forwarded your email address to her at work.

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Emily said...

Jared:

Thanks for posting this story!
Children are so wonderful in their perceptions, and they are even inspiring. I've decided to walk thru this season aware that *I* am "covered in Joy" too! Sure makes shopping, wrapping, parking, walking, paying bills, decorating, fixing food, planning, delegating, etc etc etc. much easier being covered in joy! I am even thinking of making it my motto for 2007!

Thanks Grace! Emily

 

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