advent family devotions - day 15


(Introduction to Week 3 - The Praise Candle)


PSALM 100


Psalm 100 is just one of many psalms that gives praises to our Lord Jesus who is one with God. As we do much thinking this Christmas Season about Jesus coming as a baby over 2000 years ago, let us also praise Him as our living Lord today. In this Psalm, we are instructed to thank Him, praise Him, and bless His name—if we consider ourselves the sheep of His pasture. He tells us here to enjoy our worship, let it be full of sincere joy, gladness, and thanksgiving! So lift up your voices this Christmas Season and sing those same old songs from your renewed heart; let each word be a gift to Him this

Christmas Season.


Now is a good time to sing, or at least read the words, to one of everyone’s favorite Christmas carols, Joy To the World!


“Joy to the World, The Lord has come! Let earth receive its King!

Let ev-‘ry heart pre-pare Him room, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and

nature sing, And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.


Joy to the earth, The Savior reigns; let men their songs em-ploy,

While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,

Repeat the sound-ing joy, re-peat the sound-ing joy. 

Re-peat , re-peat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sor-rows grow, nor thorns infest the ground. He comes to make His bless-ings flow far as the curse is found, far as the curse is found, far as, far as, the curse is found.


He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the na-tions prove

The glo-ries of His right-eous-ness, and wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and won-ders, and won-ders of His love.”


-Marilyn Williams