All is Calm All is Bright:
Be still my soul... Salvation is found in the surprise of His stable-birth. Rest is in His promise: the Prince of Peace has come and He's given us His light of life... Life everlasting, love never ending, and joy multiplying...
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows— light! sunbursts of light! You repopulated the nation, you expanded its joy. Oh, they’re so glad in your presence! Festival joy! The joy of a great celebration, sharing rich gifts and warm greetings. The abuse of oppressors and cruelty of tyrants— all their whips and cudgels and curses— Is gone, done away with, a deliverance as surprising and sudden as Gideon’s old victory over Midian. (Isaiah 9:2-4 MSG)
Victory! Victory is tangible and triumphing, because Christ is our Cornerstone, our Everlasting Father.
"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV)
His zeal will have the final spark of joyous jubilee. Never doubt this.
The heart of God is a celebration. Celebration serenaded in glory and grace.
His victory gives us vibrancy, and His peace provides perfect rest. Oh what a glorious celebration it shall be, that call unto delightful eternity.
-The Introverted Evangelist