Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rejoice! Rejoice!

This morning, I already knew what I was going to blog about. I was going to post pictures of our beautiful Christmas tree and lights. That is, before I went to church, I already knew what I was going to blog about.

It is so easy to get lost in the "Santa" part of the season. I surely love the "Santa" part. I love the festive feeling in the air, the anticipation of good food and family and gifts. So I'll post the pictures of our tree another time.

But I have to be sure to make room for the "God" part of the season. That's the part that truly matters. We sang this song today, and it's beautiful. I'm glad I'm no longer waiting for a Savior. I can rejoice that He's come. God is with us.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
shall come to thee, O Israel.


Janelle said...

It is a beautiful song. Thanks for the sweet words!

Amanda said...

such a great reminder. :) and thanks so much for your post on my blog... your words were a blessing to me. :)

Jennifer, Snapshot said...


Sarah--you won the Gobblet on the Go game from the Christmas Giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Please send me your name and shipping info to this email with the prize in the subject line.

Prasti said...

amen. it's challenging to keep things in perspective and to remember to put God first in all things.

Jeno said...

Hi Siesta,
I mailed off your package this morning be on the look out it should be there Wed, Thurs the latest just in time for December the 8th! I would have gotten it out early last week but my husband was in the hospital with pneumonia. Talk soon!

Momisodes said...

What a lovely reminder. Thank you :)

Shari Baby said...

Merry CHRISTmas!

Rachel said...

Sheesh, you must really hate my post now... ;)