God rest ye merry, bloggy-friends!
Let nothing you dismay!
And I'm visiting the computer before the girls wake up.
On this day of celebrating the gift and wonder of Emmanuel, God-With-Us, I wanted to share the banners that have hung at the front of the sanctuary at our church during Advent. Had I been very organized, I'd've taken a photo last Sunday -- but there was an image of at least one of them online and that will do.
At the top of each banner appear the words "God Spoken Here." The individual banners then variously declare:
Hope Prayed Here
Love Sung Here
Joy Shared Here
These past weeks the banners have struck me as a lovely declaration of how a congregation makes a fitting place to celebrate Advent and the birth of Christ.
I can only claim bits and pieces of it for Elvis Sightings, in fits and starts. It wouldn't be a bad sequence to keep in mind for blogging into the New Year, though.
And there's one of the banners -- Joy Shared Here -- that's pretty much the guiding principle!
May this season of celebration hold good measure of peace, hope, love, and joy for all.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
oh, tidings of comfort and Joy!