We have a Christmas themed Creative Faith Cutable called Prepare Him Room. This printable devotion is based off the song, “Joy to the World.”
While “Joy to the World” is a great Christmas song, Isaac Watts did not pen this hymn with that purpose. This song was based off Psalm 98:4.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.”
Watts was not pleased with the music found in churches in the 1800s. He thought it was boring. According to this website, the father of the hymnist issued a challenge to create a worship song that was more to his liking, and “Joy to the World” was born.
This song focuses on the second coming of Jesus. The first line reads: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” Is is present tense, not the past tense has like we sometimes confusingly say.
This Creative Faith Cutable has everything you need to spend time with Jesus as Christmas quickly approaches. What is in the kit?
- A two page devotion
- Six creative questions to help you get started in your Bible journaling
- Three pages designed for a traveler’s notebook
- The lyrics to the song “Joy to the World”
- A hymn card with the song “Joy to the World”
- A verse hymn card with lyrics
- Two washi tape strips
- 12+ tiny words
- One page full of tabs and images to use in your Bible or journal
Click here to learn more about the workshop we hosted at Community of Hope Church last month using this kit.
Watch this YouTube video to see how I created the page below in Matthew 2.
Watch this YouTube video to see how I used the products from this kit in my Little Psalms Bible journaling Psalm 98.
How are you preparing your heart for Christmas this year? Have you downloaded and used this kit yet? Let us know in the comments below!