With this great news of Jesus' arrival comes joy. Not man made joy by but God breathed, Spirit filled JOY! When you have Christ in your life....there is fullness of JOY, fullness of HIM, fullness of the SPIRIT where darkness cannot abide. A Joy down in your soul that overrides the craziness of the season, the bitterness of loss, the weariness of all of life's demands.
Is that where you are living today friend? Full of His JOY? Sadly, in this season where we are anticipating the coming of Jesus we often have the least amount of JOY. We are pressed for time, stressed about events, worried about getting the right gift or enough gifts or travel to family where relationships are strained. With all of this, His JOY is pushed out.
So, today I encourage you to find His JOY.....seek Him, meditate on the amazing story of His coming! Ultimately, we are to be His ambassador's of Joy to ALL people. In every encounter. Regardless of their actions or the circumstances....we are to reflect His JOY so that others will want to hear the "great news." He wants to use you and me today to spread the message, share His JOY!
To get you started with JOY today, take a moment and listen and meditate on the announcement of His coming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC3SwhJsLqU