IS 60:11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
During Advent, the celebrant wears purple but today, the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, he wears pink vestments, it is a way to given encouragement; our wait is almost over. Our Messiah is coming and coming very soon. The light of the world is coming, be ready.
Dear Lord, in the busy, loud world we live in teach us to rest and relax. Help us to take time to find that quiet corner to find peace and quiet and moment to listen for your whisper. Thank you, Jesus for coming into this messed up world.