Throughout scripture the people of God are called to rejoice because He is King and Creator of all and because He loves us. One of my favorite verses is Philippians 4:4, which says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” This little book of poetry is all about rejoicing in the Lord through the many holidays of the church year. It begins with Advent and preparation for the coming of Christ, at Christmas and in the future. It ends with Thanksgiving and a reminder that God is the source of all we have to be thankful for. In between, you’ll find the Lenten season, Holy Week, Pentecost, and more. Some holidays are somber and others are festive, but all are a reason to Rejoice that God is King and Creator of all. The 72 poems in this book range from free verse to form poetry, such as triolets, pantoums, sedokas, and acrostics. Each is written to help you focus on the One in whom we rejoice. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Advent to Epiphany Silence Advent Advent Thankfulness Advent Is Like a Snowflake God with Us Alpha and Omega Come, Baby Jesus Valuable The Sweet Eve of Christmas Day Christmas Eve Joy Epiphany Chapter 2: Mardi Gras to Easter He Paved the Way Fat Tuesday Ash and Sackcloth Lent Journey of Lent Palm Sunday The Crowd Shouted Betrayed, ‘Twas a Kiss Betrayed and Denied Who Is This Jesus? Jerusalem The Greatest Winner Love The Shepherd The Last Supper The Way, the Truth, and the Life The Beauty of the Cross The Sound and the Silence Holiness and Love Which Thief? Amazing Grace Irony Trust in Jesus Red The Cross Savior, Then Lord Why He Came A Beautiful Sacrifice It Is Finished Death Destroyed The Grace of Jesus Prophecy The Veil His Scars Risen Resurrection Chapter 3: Pentecost and Beyond Whoosh Pentecost Fruit of the Spirit Delight, Grace, Balance The Trinity Holy, Holy, Holy Red, White, and Blue The Cost of Freedom Bundle of Rights Man of Conscience Jesus Christ Is Lord Your Name Is Beautiful Venerate the Lord Chapter 4: Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thankful For Thank Offering This Life Is Full of Blessing The Root of Thanksgiving Little Things Grateful Glad, Gladly, Gladness Appreciation Satisfied
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