David said as he prayed, sang and acknowledged God, “I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 40: 10
As we celebrate the season of Advent with great longings in our hearts of awaiting, expectation, anticipation, and preparation as we bring the knowledge of the Virgin Birth of Jesus in December each year to the world. We so long and look for and expect His second coming to earth. There is a yearning, not just in December but all year as we long for deliverance from the evils of the world.
David also said in verse nine, “God, I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O Lord, well know.”
I hope and pray our hearts are leaping and jumping and rejoicing in the Advent of Jesus Christ and our freedom and ability to tell the whole world through internet, nativities in our yards and inside our homes as well as a dance around the promise Tree with songs of praise!
“Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Come, thou long expected Jesus
Hark! The voice eternal
Hosanna to the living Lord
Let all mortal flesh keep silent
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
Lift up your heads, rejoice
O Come, Divine Messiah
O come, O come, Emmanuel!
The advent of our King
The day is surely drawing near
The King shall come when morning dawns
The Lord will come and not be slow
Thy kingdom come, O God
Watchman, tell us of the night”
As I read and sang the titles of many Advent songs (listed above) I began to once again join my heart with the psalmist in Psalm 41 and sing and long with great emotions, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God…”
And, I want to say with David, “I have not keep this good news hidden in my heart…” No, I haven’t because I wanted to share it with you and I did! Hope you will be a light on the Promise Tree and light those around you with Hope from the Prince of Peace and His faithful promises to all that will believe! Jesus Christ is the King we long for and we await His promised return!