This Christmas I've been listening to some traditional carols (in different styles and from different artists). Not listening to them a lot, but rather, when I listen, I really listen. These songs tend to be more like hymns, or in some cases, they are hymns, and there is such a depth to them. I love that. Joy to the World has gotten to me more than once. Consider some of these lyrics:
Joy to the World! The Lord is come!
(that in itself could get you thinking)...
He comes to make His blessings flow
(and He does!)...
and then, the inspiration for this little painting that I made yesterday:
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
Ah, the wonders of His love! I just keep pondering that thought. Rolling the words around in my head. Because His love is a thing of wonder. And I never want to forget that, or lose that wonder.