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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Friday, December 4, 2009

Joy! Joy! Joy!

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." Luke 2:10

I have been thinking the past couple days about how many Christmas songs mention the word 'joy' in them. Even in scripture we read about our Savior's birth being a great joy for all people. As I was practicing for our church's Christmas cantata yesterday, I was overwhelmed by the depth of that joy. Jesus gave up everything, to come to this world for YOU. He came to provide a way for YOU to go to heaven, because He loves you so very much. Ephesians 3:17-19 says, "so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

My prayer for you is that you will have a deep understanding of the joy that God has for you. May we also experience His joy as we prepare for Christmas.

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