December 3 – Joy To The World

Do you remember when you were a kid and Christmas Day rolled around? You tore into something lovingly wrapped and discovered that thing you had been wanting for so long…oh the joy you felt! You could not, at that moment, have felt any happier. The joy you felt was indescribable: that someone loved you enough to give you exactly what you wanted, exactly what you needed, and they willingly paid the price for you to have it.

The Christmas song, Joy to the World, describes this feeling.

“Joy to the world
Joy to the world
Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing”.

The whole Old Testament in your Bible points forward to the coming of the Lord (if you don’t have a Bible read it online for free!). The New Testament documents the life and legacy of the Lord Jesus, and one thing constantly associated with Him is joy.

As we made room in our lives for that gift we ripped open on Christmas Day as a child, possibly discarding old things to make way for it, this year let every heart prepare Him room, discarding old things and receiving our King.

Joy to the World is filled with Scripture (Isaiah 9.6, Isaiah 11.10, John 12.15, Revelation 17.14, Revelation 19.11-16, and Psalm 98.5-9 to name some!), why not read them today?

Published by James Travis

Pastor of Saar Fellowship in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Married to Robyn and Dad to our two boys.

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