December 23: Read Luke 2:8-11 NLT
Christmas is about God’s love for us through Jesus. His birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection is not just ordinary news, and not even good news, but great news that brings great joy to all people. How will this news spread to all? Through us, Jesus’ followers. We must do our part in sharing the gospel.
Christmas would not be complete without singing “Joy to the World.” The first line of each of the 4 verses is what we need to proclaim to the world:
Joy to the world, the Lord is come.
Joy to the world, the Savior reigns.
No more let sin and sorrows grow.
He rules the world with truth and grace.
That is the story, the truth, the promise, and the love of God. Is our journey leading to great joy because of this great news? Journey back in your memory to a time when you experienced great joy because of God’s love for you, and share the experience with someone.
Prayer: Joy to the world! I love you, God, because you love me so much!
When have you experienced great joy because of God’s love for you? Share your experience with someone.