“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11 ESV)
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 ESV)
Busy, busy, busy. People rushing here and there, trying to get that last gift or the food bought for a big family meal for the weekend.
I went to Walmart yesterday afternoon. I didn’t want to chance it Thursday with the weather report I heard. It was so busy. Aisles were full of people and low on food items. But I got what I needed. But the one thing that struck me was how nice everyone was. I never heard a cross or angry word from anyone. One gentleman wanted to race me on the riders. He would have won. Mine was really slow.
This is the time of year for joy. Not because of the gifts but because it’s the birth of our Savior. Sunday is the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Jesus came that we may have life. He took the form of a human so He could die on the cross for our sins. I am so glad that He did. I am sorry He was treated so poorly but I’m glad He loved us enough to die for our sins.
But you know the devil is going to try to steal your joy this season. Don’t let him. He has no right in your life if you are a child of the king. He will do anything he can to discourage you.
Are you born again? I really hope so. This world is getting to be a crazy place and we all need Jesus in our lives. If you don’t know Jesus, all you have to do is ask him into your heart:
“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”*
Have a great day everyone and don’t let the devil steal your joy.
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