Advent series, Arrival of Joy
As smokes rises from a sacrifice it lifts to the nostrils of God who receives a sweet smelling savor. When we lift up the Joy of Christ we offer that which He loves. God loves us because we live in Jesus who gave Himself for us and became us so that we might live. He is our Joy.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Lifter of our Heads, we thank You for the obedience of Moses who lifted salvation to all who would see. We praise You for lifting of our Hope of Glory for all to see. We decree and declare blessing of Joy, so that those who look for Him will find Him and those who seek Him will find Joy. This we pray with an anointing in the name of Jesus. Amen.