God Was Here: Our Glory and Joy

hollyberries

 

19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians 2: 19-20

 

We, the children of God–
created pure as the blossom,
blood red as the berry,
sharp as the prickly edge,
bitter as the bark —
we, redeemed and glorified,
are the crown of thorns and joy He wears.

 

albinoholly

 

 

1 Now the holly bears a berry as white as the milk,
And Mary bore Jesus, all wrapped up in silk:

And Mary bore Jesus our Saviour for to be,
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly.
Holly! Holly!
And the first tree in the greenwood, it was the holly!

2. Now the holly bears a berry as green as the grass,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died on the cross:

3. Now the holly bears a berry as black as the coal,
And Mary bore Jesus, who died for us all:

4. Now the holly bears a berry, as blood is it red,
Then trust we our Saviour, who rose from the dead:

 

One thought on “God Was Here: Our Glory and Joy

  1. Beautiful, Emily dear. Thank you.

    The eternal unseen MYSTERY that He wears for which we need to pause, slow down our hectic lives of meaningless ‘busyness,’ as we ponder in our hearts and souls:
    -The CROWN of THORNS – the pain we cause when we become alienated and forgetful, turning from His Presence and His gifts of Saving Grace;
    -The JOY- when He enfolds us, His children, unto Himself — cleansed, forgiven now, once again safe in His forever-loving arms.

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