Advent Day 26: Thrill of Hope

This season, the Christmas hymn, O Holy Night has been stuck in my head. It’s not usually one of my favorites, but it seems to be the theme of this year’s Advent for me.

Image courtesy of Debby Hudson.

Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.

Lord, as we feel helpless and hopeless at unending horrors, give me ways to see, to hear, to help. Give my soul its worth as I reflect your light.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

I am thankful for those who show me small ways to do great acts of love. Who give me a glimpse of hope in the weariness. Who help me see a glorious dawn.

Truly he taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.

As we look toward the light of Epiphany and the hope of a newborn King, I pray we remember to keep a law of love and a gospel of peace. That our mission is to spread love and hope.
ButtonJoin us this season as we pray through Advent together. I have some beautiful guest posts and there’s space for your voice, too. I hope you join us – either by contributing or on your own.


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Annie Rim

Welcome! I live in Colorado with my family and have taught in the classroom, at an art museum, and now in the playroom. I reflect about life, faith, and books here on my blog.

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