I love this song. I believe it is very fitting for Advent -- waiting expectantly for the arrival of the Christ child; believing that arrival will be a time of great rejoicing.
Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent, and so I will begin waiting; anticipating; believing.
We drove to a Christmas tree farm today after an enjoyable Thanksgiving #4 with my brother and his family. I know in a matter of hours, the house will be filled with the fragrant aroma of pine trees. I love that smell; it makes me feel happy.
As we listened to Christmas music on the drive there, I fought back the dark feelings that seem to ambush me during this time of year. I said, no, I don't want to feel that way.
On the way home, THIS song came on the radio. "Hey, your favorite song," my husband said, turning up the volume.
I smiled and sang along.
I will choose to rejoice.