Our daughter was aghast. Her face was ashen white. Her eyes wide open in horror.
“How could you?!” she loudly whispered. Of course, everyone could hear her.
“How could I what?” I laughed.
“How could you dance in the middle of the street?! Everyone is looking!!” Then with a face that said she was ready to die and with a voice that only a teenage daughter could have she said, “YOU ARE EMBARRASSING ME!!”
I told her, “Listen my dear. There are times in our lives when you hear such good news that you can’t keep it to yourself. You have to sing as if no one is listening and dance as if no one is looking. With the good news that I got today, I just have to rejoice!”
Advent is a season of rejoicing. We rejoice that our Lord and Savior Jesus has come into our lives. For those who have received Jesus and put their faith in him, we rejoice that the judgement against us is no more. We are freed from a debt that we cannot pay. As it says in Zephaniah 3:14-15
Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you
Therefore, no matter our circumstance, no matter the aches and pains that we have in life, we still rejoice because of what God has done for us.