Heaven and Nature Sing

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

There’s a joy unconstrained that bursts from the soul in the most beautiful moments life affords. I cannot hold all the goodness of that new baby smell or take in the mystery of a hard heart melted by grace and not echo heaven’s song.

And there’s a joy that is hard-won, developed in the empty wombs of quiet in our lives. It germinates in the hard, dark seasons when fruit bearing is a promise unseen.

Whatever the circumstances swirling around us this season, may our hearts prepare Him room, may our lips speak of that joy: the Lord is come, Emmanuel.

Heaven and Nature Sing is an 8×10 print of an original watercolor, featuring this sweet line from Joy to the World and a whimsical bird perched on evergreen branches. You can find it, and more, over in the Be Small Studios Etsy shop.

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