This year my A to Z challenge is about Christmas, a major festival in the Christian Church. Another major festival is Easter, which I wrote about for the A to Z Challenge in 2020.
Rejoice is a word very much associated with Christmas. The song of Mary in Luke 1:46-55 has her spirit rejoicing. The shepherds were given news of great joy by the angel of the Lord. They visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem and returned glorifying and praising God for all that they had seen. That is surely another way of saying they rejoiced.
My A to Z challenge posts about important words in the Bible included rejoice.
Although my A to Z posts are on the theme of Christmas, in the western world we are now in the season of Easter. Resurrection Sunday (or Easter Day) was on Sunday. This is Easter week – a time to rejoice.
While this year’s A to Z badges by Anjela Curtis honour the late Jeremy Hawkins, I hope that my posts about Christmas honour Jesus Christ, ‘who was and is and is to come’. Revelation 1:4
Today I also have a guest post on the Blogging from A to Z in April blog.