Wednesday, December 12, 2018

God With Us Brings Joy

Joy was the foremost emotion when Jesus was born.

In Luke 2 we read about the angels announcing the birth of Jesus to the Shepherd. Luke 2:10 reads "But the Angel reassured them; 'Don’t be afraid!' he said. I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people." (NLT)

Jesus said that He desires for our joy to be full. Isn’t it great that our Heavenly Father is a God of joy? Joy is also listed as a "fruit of the Holy Spirit." In other words, as we abide or live in Christ, His joy will be present in our life.

As you live in Christ I pray for His abiding Joy to be very present in your life this Christmas.

This Sunday we will light the Advent Candle of Joy.

May his Joy burn brightly in your heart. Look for ways to share his joy with others this week. Reach out to someone who needs His joy.

It is an honor to serve as your Pastor.

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