Just over 2,000 years ago, angels brought good news of great joy which was for all people. The Savior of the world had been born!1
Jesus, the bundle of joy, was born to bring a bundle of joy. He brought joy all throughout His earthly life, and He continues to bring joy today. When He walked the earth, He brought love, help, hope, and healing to an untold number of people, and when He was resurrected from the dead, He offered eternal life to all who would receive it. To those who are willing to receive Him, there is joy resulting from having a savior, from having sins forgiven, from being gifted eternal life, from having the help of His Spirit, from having the constancy of His presence, from having His provision, and so much more. Jesus brings joy to all who give their hearts to Him. He journeys with them through the good days and bad, giving guidance, strength, comfort, peace, and the assurance of His love.
And someday, Jesus will bring even more joy when He returns to the earth to gather His own and present them to His Father. In God’s presence, there will be fullness of joy, and at His right hand, there will be pleasures forevermore.2 Joy will be endless in the very presence of Joy.
Joy to the world! Jesus came for us, and He is coming again!
[W]hom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.3
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.4
1 See Luke 2:10–11.
2 See Psalm 16:11.
3 1 Peter 1:8–9
4 John 3:16
Scriptures taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, ©1982 by Thomas Nelson.
©Text and photo Francee Strain, January 2, 2022