It’s not the best picture in the world, but this is the current lineup of treats brought into St. John’s for the staff! Cookies, fudge, peanut brittle and more. When this stuff enters the building, there is a spike in the glee factor… Christmas is coming, and we are going to be properly sugared up!
Glee is a hard thing to capture in an image, its more of a sound, a feeling and a state of being, but I thought this display of joy, the outpouring of Christmas treats was the closest visual representation I could come up with.
This is a busy time of year around the church and it is nice to be remembered, it’s nice to be treated, and yes it does bring about a feeling of glee… especially the peanut brittle!
So what causes glee, I mean besides sugar! Well in our reading today from Isaiah 12, and our devotional reflection, I’d say the key ingredient is trust. God promises to deliver his people and they respond with glee for they know God is trustworthy. It is hard to be full of glee when you fear, when the future looks dim, but when you have a promise from one who’s track record is good despite your track record being not so good… well that is a cause for glee. As Christmas draws ever closer may we remember God’s promise for us in Christ so that we may focus with glee on gifts of relationships, love, mercy and forgiveness given to us and for us! Best of all these gifts don’t give you cavities and there are zero calories!