Scripture and a Picture – Christmas Approaches
This week’s Scripture is Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I love this Scripture – It can be used as a benediction or prayer.
God, may you fill us with all joy and peace as we put our trust in You. May we overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. As we head toward Christmas, calm our spirits, give us strength, wisdom and joy to celebrate the birth of Your Son, Jesus. In His name we pray, Amen.
Christmas is just a few days away. We have been expecting it to arrive and it will.
Come long expected Jesus.
Here are a couple songs to put you into the hope, love, joy and peace of Christmas.
“Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” is an Advent carol. The music is by Rowland H. Prichard and the lyrics are by Charles Wesley.
And for that wonderful Holy Night. This song carries us away to Bethlehem like no other. Céline Dion sings O Holy Night.
As we approach Christmas let us rest in the PEACE of Christ. (click to tweet)
Love the canning jar full of hope, joy and peace! I’ve appreciated the parallel between this verse and the I Peter verses that we learned. “In believing” shows up and what a treasure! By faith we receive joy!
Blessings, Janis, and Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Michele,
Filling up. Yes God keeps giving me verse after verse about His Spirit – believing, faith and trust.
Blessings and Merry Christmas,