The Weary World Rejoices in 2020

The Weary World Rejoices in 2020

Weary. It was the only word I could think of to describe my heart. I consider myself a pretty strong person, and I honestly do not take for granted the blessings I have been given, but I am still weary at the end of this year. And as soon as I said the word out loud my mind began to sing … the weary world rejoices. I smiled at the spark as more of the lyrics played in my head, and the more I sang, the more I was struck by what a timely picture this vintage Christmas carol paints. 

As we come to the end of 2020, the world is weary, and this is the first world-wide weariness that I have experienced in my lifetime. I have heard the stories of generations before me who have collectively grieved or suffered with the entire world, but this is the first time that the idea of a weary world has touched an exposed nerve for me personally. And so I wondered, why was the world so weary when Mary was about to give birth to her miracle? 

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