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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
A Week of Joy: Thou Crownest the Year
Anyway, I started reading at Psalm 65, and I was thinking about the three themes so far of Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy. Verses 5 and 6 seemed to be all about hope:
5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
Verse 7 was about peace:
7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
Would there also be one for joy? Not just one, but three:
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
And then there was this:
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.