|Posted on December 11, 2022 at 3:15 PM|
Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
GOD BRINGS JOY TO HIS PEOPLE.
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent and is marked by a pink color which is the color of joy that Christ brings to the world. God brings joy to the people He redeems.
In Isaiah 35: 3-6 we read: 3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” 5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. 6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for JOY. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert."
God will come and give his people joy by delivering them from their distress. Jesus comes to bring joy to his people as he heals them from all their diseases.
Jesus says: 4 "Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor." (Mathew 11:4-5).
May God bless you and fill us with His joy as we always believe and trust in Jesus Christ our Lord.
" ..The joy of the LORD is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10).