One the themes of Christmas is JOY
For a number of years, I have read, on & off, a devotional introduced to me by John Bigalke: Champagne for the Soul Rediscovering God’s gift of Joy, by Mike Mason.
Today’s reading: COMPLETE JOY
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and
that your joy may be complete. John 15:11
Completeness marks every good gift from God. Why be content with a “little” joy. That is true with all of God’s gifts. We need to remember that especially in Advent: Peace-Love-Hope and Joy.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. Matthew 2:10
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, James 1:2
Depending on your translation of the Bible, JOY is mentioned 203-242 times. Get His message?
I pray that during these Christmas holidays, you have done all you can to fill your life with JOY and to have that carry you into 2017.