The Joy of the Lord

The Bible shows us that the birth of Jesus was surrounded with a sense of joy.

Joy in the Bible is simply not a state of happiness but a emotion that is deeply connected with the Holy Spirit. Joy is a combination of a feeling of love, peace, comfort, safety and hope which is found through God.

Joy which comes from God is everlasting and complete.

Joy will forever be connected to Christmas and to the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Elizabeth, when she heard Mary’s voice said that her baby “leaped in my womb for joy” – Luke 1:44

The angel brought “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds – Luke 2:10

The wise men, when they saw the star, “rejoiced with exceeding great joy” – Matthew 2:10May you and your family be surrounded with the Joy of the Lord this Christmas…