Let Men Their Blogs Employ

carolersWhat will you employ for Christ this Christmas season?

We hear “Joy to the World” all over the place, and the second verse sings

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ.

Why?  Because even the “fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains repeat the sounding joy.” Even they know to do it.

Yesterday I walked through the open doors of our church, festively decorated by some friends of ours.  Later we enjoyed a song written and sung by another friend.  Then yet another preached a powerful message.  All of them were employing their gifts to repeat the sounding joy that the Savior reigns.

What a privilege.  It’s what each of us was made to do, and we don’t need  a broad audience to do it. We just need to use our little gifts and opportunities to echo the happy truth of the incarnation.  God sees and is glorified, and often multiplies our sowing a hundredfold.

How can we use our tools, our ovens, our songs, our homes, our free time, our hugs, our Christmas cards, our social circles for the glory of Christ?

I don’t know your answer, but today I will employ this little blog to repeat the sounding joy one more time:

The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
    on them has light shone.

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Is. 9:1,6)

His name is Jesus.  Be reminded forgetful soul.  Our Savior reigns.

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2 Responses to Let Men Their Blogs Employ

  1. Kim Boettcher says:

    Trish, I love to read your blog. As you know, I love how you write and was your fan long before you wrote your book and your blog!! Anyway, particularly LOVED this post and plan to forward it to encourage some friends whose “gifts are employed” for their Saviour! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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