Rethinking Advent Day 15: Rejoice

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I did not bring my laptop home from the church yesterday, so I was unable to do this on Day 15. But here’s a picture for “rejoice.”

Last night, five of us ventured out to take Christmas carols to some of our church members who we knew would enjoy it. I’m so glad we went!

This picture is of our group at Willie Ann’s house. Willie Ann is a saint and no one would ever dream of arguing that she’s not. She’s the kindest, most hopeful, most loving, most encouraging, most wonderful person I’ve ever met. And I mean that. When I grow up, I want to be just like Willie Ann…although I have a long way to grow to be as wonderful as she is.

Willie Ann rejoices. She rejoices every Sunday when she sees each one of us at church. She rejoices over worship. She rejoices when exciting things happen. She even rejoices when life is hard. She is full of joy and full of life and she rejoiced loudly when our questionable band of carolers arrived on her doorstep last night. She loves each of us as close to the way God loves us as anyone can.

May you know the joy of God’s love today!