Merry Christmas!

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior  which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12 (KJV)

It’s Christmas Eve morning, our girls still asleep, Dale in the barn feeding the animals and I savoring my coffee by the fire reflecting on that glorious night that great joy was born to mankind.

I love how God opens the gospel dispensation with an angel proclaiming the great joy that would be to all people because of Jesus’ birth. I love it because He’s already told us that the end of this age will come when a mighty angel sound’s the trumpet and all the dead in Christ will rise into their fullness of joy!  He’s the ultimate story-teller, isn’t He!

His birth ushered in joy, peace and access to Him as was His original design for all mankind before Adam and Eve sinned.  God sending His own Son in human form restored what was lost in the garden when sin broke the covenant between Him and man.

The great joy the angel announced is living, pure, holy and powerful enough to sustain us throughout all the ages. It is contagious even in the greatest of hardships. I can’t help but think of all those who have been tortured for following Him yet because of this living joy Christianity is unstoppable!   Even in the dark ages when the Bible was locked up in cathedrals, no one could lock up or take away this great joy acquired through Christ. Everything can be stripped from us, but not the joy that was brought to Earth through the birth of our Savior that first Christmas night.

Let us come and adore Him!

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end…from that time forward, even forever.” Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV)

May your Christmas overflow with His great joy! 

The girls are waking now, Dale’s making breakfast and I’ve got to prepare the goose for Christmas dinner! Merry Christmas!!

Comments

  1. Barbara Curry says:

    Merry Christmas to all the Glasgows! May your time with family be filled with His wonderful Presence! Love you!
    Barbara

  2. Charlotte Askew says:

    Merry, Merry Christmas Sharon to you and your family. May God’ rich blessing and favor be upon you and your family during this Christmas celebration and in the New Year to come.

    You are such a precious person and I love how God’s light and love shines through you.

    • Thank you Charlotte! Did you get the email from me? Your name was picked, you’re the winner for the give-a-way this past week! Send me your address when you have the time and I’ll send you the gift! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Precious friend…just finding a minute to visit here now…and I love how God is reminding me to live in His “great joy”. Yesterday morning I wrote this during my quiet time: “Praying for my day. Regardless of how it plays out with mom at the Rehab center and dad needing so much care, I have the opportunity to live today in great joy…not because of my situation, but because I am celebrating the birth of our Savior. It’s the perfect year for me to see if I’m celebrating for the right reason. Is it Jesus I’m truly celebrating or is it me? That was/is a tough question to answer early this morning as I bemoaned activities of today and loss of Christmas dinner and family gathering here. Tears. If it really truly is Jesus I’m celebrating today, I will be filled with “great joy” as the Bible says. In tears this morning I confessed my personal selfishness over my wants today. My focus was on me and my loss, not Jesus. Do I still miss what was? Yep…can’t lie…but if that controls my heart today I will miss celebrating Him. Oh Jesus, I love You and am so glad You were born. Today is Your birthday extravaganza, and I will celebrate You with delight. Capture my heart today Lord. I’m looking to see You and share You. In You there is ‘great joy’.”

    Thanks for confirming His message to continue living every day in His joy.
    “In Thy presence is fullness of joy” Psalm 16:11
    Belated Merry Christmas to you and all your family. Love you.
    Joy

    • Joy- I love how God confirms things to us in such perfect timing, He is so amazing! I’ve been praying for you and your family. I love you and belated Merry Christmas!

      Sharon

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