When I first read that this scripture was designated for the second week of Advent, I was a bit surprised. It doesn't seem as Adventy (it's a word, right?) as some. But neither did any of the others.
But the more I read it, the more it seems just right. Hope. Joy. Peace. And hope again.
It's all part of the promise.
I love this scripture as a blessing for my kiddos, but I wasn't sure they would understand it.
So I called my 5-year-old over and asked her to tell me if it made sense. As I read, she scrunched up her face a bit, then it melted into a big smile as she nodded. So there you have it.
Thanks, and peace,