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Monday, December 24, 2007

Joy to the World

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. Luke 2:10

Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Whether you are completely alone today, missing a loved one, far away from your family and friends or just simply waiting for tomorrow to be over with, there is reason to shout, "JOY TO THE WORLD!" If Jesus is your Savior, than you have a reason to shout! Christmas is the celebration of Christ's birth. It is that simple! Therefore, a "Merry Christmas" is a joyous festivity with great pleasure and delight at the birth of our King, our Savior, the One and Only! I have learned through the years with five children that we don't have to spend a lot of money or go to great lengths to have a joyous festivity or experience great pleasure or delight in our celebrations.

It is our culture that has made it about the decorations, baking, shopping, buying, gifts, gifts, and more gifts. The celebration should be about Him! The One who came to save us from our sins! JOY TO THE WORLD! You are not alone today! God demonstrated His Great Love for you and me by sending His One and Only Son to be the sacrifice for our sins! JOY TO THE WORLD!

Let's sing together:

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

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!Let men their songs employ;While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,Nor thorns infest the ground;He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found,Far as the curse is found,Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness,And wonders of His love,And wonders of His love,And wonders, wonders, of His love.

I pray you all have a very Merry Christmas! In other words, celebrate with great festivity and pleasure the birth of our Savior. JOY TO THE WORLD!

God loves YOU so very much!!!

In Him...Chris

You are always welcome to visit Chris at her personal blog CometotheTable

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Anonymous viamarie said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May our world this coming year, and all the years to come, be blessed with peace, love, joy and bountiful blessings.

December 24, 2007 at 2:45 AM  
Blogger The Preacher's Wife said...

what a wonderful word to wake up to this morning Chris...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


December 24, 2007 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

I love the part "far as the curse is found." Death and evil were put to death when Christ was incarnated and began his mission. Joy!

December 24, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Awesome, thank you.

December 26, 2007 at 2:36 PM  

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It is good to hear from you... thank you so very much for leaving a note on the table. That makes us smile!

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