As we bring to a close the third week of Advent (the Sunday of Joy!) there are still many ways we find joy. We find joy in the eyes of a child on Christmas morning as they open presents. We see joy in the face of parents and grandparents as we watch our children and grandchildren opening their presents. My hope is that we pray for our families without ceasing as well! Yes, we live in a troubled world but we must remember that as Christians, this world is not our home! Mary Reeves Davis wrote about this in a song titled “This World is Not My Home.”
“This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue
The angels beckon me from heaven's open door
And I can't feel at home in this world anymore.”
Those words should be comforting to us as we continue the journey toward the First Advent and the coming of the Christ Child. Amen.