On the surface it seems that joy has been in short supply these last nine months. As Christmas approaches we can find the joy we have been desperately seeking if we just look to the Bible. There we will find the real joy in our lives. The Angel announced that joy to the shepherds on the first Christmas night. “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” When the wise men saw the star over where the young child lay "they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy".
The great joy in our lives comes through receiving God’s gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. It gives us hope through life’s uncertainties and gives us abiding joy knowing we are right with God. May that joy touch your heart in a new way this year.
Joy to the world the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King.
- Susie Cooley