“I can’t stop loving you.
You are my heart’s treasure.
But I lost you.
Now I am coming back for you.
I am like the sun that gently shines on you,
chasing away darkness and fear and death.
You’ll be so happy –
you’ll be like little calves running free
in an open field.
I am going to send my Messenger – The Promised One.
The One you have been waiting for.
He’s coming. So, get ready!”
He continued, “Go home and prepare a feast, holiday food and drink; and share it with those who don’t have anything: This day is holy to God. Don’t feel bad. The joy of God is your strength!” The Levites calmed the people, “Quiet now. This is a holy day. Don’t be upset.” So the people went off to feast, eating and drinking and including the poor in a great celebration. Now they got it; they understood the reading that had been given to them.
Nehemiah 8-10, Malachi 1, 3-4, Ezra 7
I am following my friend Amanda’s Advent Stitch-A-Long. You can find instructions for today’s ornament here. Prep instructions by Amanda are here.
The book used for the Advent reading is The Jesus Storybook Bible. You can find more information the book here or buy it on Amazon here.