The kind of joy the shepherds experienced was so contagious it could even bring a smile to Mr. Grinch!
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:13-14 (NIV)
Choose to rejoice in the blessings of others, realizing that God uses people in ways best suited for His purposes.
Part of the joy of Christmas is giving. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…” That’s what Christmas is all about!
For many centuries, Advent was a season of spiritual preparation before the celebration of Christmas.
“Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him, singing with joy.” Psalm 100:2 (NLT) Do you worship with gladness? It’s not the style of worship that matters, but the heart of the worshiper. The psalmist said, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house […]
Would you describe your life as filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy? It can be!
When the Kingdom of God comes to this world there is great joy! The first fruit of salvation is joy.