Monday, December 13

Let All the Earth Rejoice!

“Rejoice greatly, O my people!
Shout with joy!
For look-your King is coming!
He is the Righteous One, the Victor!”
(Zech. 9:9 TLB)

Shepherds oversee their flocks in the field.

A blazing star illuminates an ebony sky.

A choir of angels bursts forth to announce a Divine Appearance, proclaiming, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14 NKJV)

The veil of time rips.

The King of heaven bows low, entering earth’s time capsule.
A Child’s cry pervades the cool, night air with new life.
The Babe Jesus...dressed in a suit of humanity...arrives, just as Isaiah prophesied...

“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.”
(Is. 9:6-7a NKJV)

As Mary exuded to Elizabeth, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” (Luke 1:46-47 NKJV) Even though my surroundings and circumstances are not what I’d like them to be, my soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices for His coming as a Heavenly Visitor.

Is your soul magnifying the Lord and your spirit rejoicing this season? No matter what the circumstances?

Paul exhorts us, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4 NKJV)

“Jehovah is King! Let all the earth rejoice!”
(Ps. 97:1 TLB)

~~Hope you enjoy this beautiful O Holy Night from Josh Groban~~

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22 Responses
  1. How beautiful, Lynn, your post and the music! Thank you for sharing this special blessing. It certainly does cause my soul to magnify the Lord and my spirit to rejoice in Jesus. Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful and blessed Christmas!

  2. Thank you for your touching piece on how Glory Himself stepped into our world on that Holy night long ago. So amazing how prophesy was fulfilled in so many areas of scripture. Josh's song is incredible and so fitting. Christmas blessings to you and yours!

  3. How beautiful. And serendipity -- Josh Groban's Christmas CD is playing in the background right now! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Glynn Says:

    I think this is my favorite Christmas hymns. And you introduce it beautifully.

  5. katdish Says:

    Beautiful words and song. Merry Christmas, Lynn!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Loved it, Lynn! Thank you!

  7. Sheila Says:

    Great job! You are such an encourager!

  8. Fatha Frank Says:

    Good reminder this season. There is much to rejoice over, but nothing like the Son of God coming to dwell among us.

  9. Jojo Agot Says:

    I ended up listening to Josh Groban's Christmas album after reading this. Thanks!

  10. E G LEWIS Says:

    Lovely post, as always.
    I get the sense that Paul is grabbing my shoulders and shaking me while he orders me to REJOICE!
    Peace and Blessing

  11. Thanks for such an inspiring post, Lynn! Keeping us focused the Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world! AMEN! :-)

  12. Tracy Krauss Says:

    What a nice touch it was to add a musical link. Beautiful. may God bless you and yours this Christmas!

  13. Such a touching and blessed post! Poetry in motion! Jesus sent to earth and all rejoiced at his coming! We sing his praises with you!

  14. Love it! :) Great post, Lynn!

  15. K.M. Weiland Says:

    "The veil of time rips." I love that. Gives me chills. And I love Josh Groban's version of that song too. Your blog at Christmastime is always extra special!

  16. Absolutely glorious! Praise HIS Holy Name!

  17. TraciB Says:

    Wonderful post, Lynn! I enjoyed the imagery of the Baby Jesus entering earth's time capsule. Beautifully expressed. I'm blessed and honored to be part of a blog chain that includes such writing. :)

  18. Marja Says:

    Thank you Lynn, and I just LOVE Josh!!

  19. lynnmosher Says:

    Wow! What great comments! Sorry I haven't responded. Been a little busy! I deeply appreciate each and every comment. You make my heart very happy...

    Connie, Deborah, ML, Glynn, Kat, Linda, Sheila, Fatha Frank, Jojo, EG, Stephanie, Tracy, Hazel, Liberty, Katie, Kimberly, Traci, and all are the best! Blessings to you!

  20. "The veil of time rips."

    Wow. I screeched to a halt right there!

    And later, another veil will rip.

    Like Katie said. Chill bumps.

  21. lynnmosher Says:

    Thanks so much, sweet Sandra! I always appreciate your comments! Blessings to you!

  22. Sarah Says:

    Wonderful post, Lynn! I love the music! :)