Luke 2:10-12 But the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
If there is a single word that describes what Christmas is all about, it is summed up in the word JOY.
In just a few days Christmas will be here. Families will gather around their Christmas tree to open their gifts. Already some children are counting the hours as they anxiously await that joyous day.
When you receive your gifts this Christmas, what will you do? Will you not open them? What use is a gift that is never opened?
Over two thousand years ago God sent a gift wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Jesus is God’s Christmas gift to us. God loved us enough to send his only begotten Son. But we will never experience the Christmas joy until we personally receive God’s gift, the Lord Jesus Christ.
As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy Luke 1:44.
As Christmas approaches, we might experience feelings of sadness for many reasons. But let us also have the courage to rejoice in the Lord, in his gift of salvation. In this Christmas season we too should be leaping for joy. The source of our joy is not in what we have. God is the source of our joy, for he is the God of joy. He is “Emmanuel,” the name which means “God with us” Matthew 1:23.
What occupies your heart in this Christmas season? If your heart is filled with thoughts of problems and worries, then joy is missing. If we want to experience the real joy that Jesus wants for us, then we must offer him our best gift by surrendering our all to him.
I hope this Christmas will be a holiday of great joy for you and your love ones.
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Until next time…much love and blessings.♥♥♥♥