Joy is a deep and lasting feeling of contentment and happiness graced by the Holy Spirit. For me, deep and abiding joy comes to me when I reflect on God’s love for me – that unconditional love that will never end. I also experience a deep and abiding sense of joy when I think of how much my husband loves me, because his love for me is a manifestation of God’s love for me. My list could go on, but I have a question for you. How do you find joy in your life?
Christmas – The Season of Joy
We also find joy at Christmastime, when we reflect on the Word made flesh – the Incarnation. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Knowing that God loves us so much that He would sacrifice His Son to death by a Cross, for our sins, is a love unmatched by anyone. This love brings us great joy in our hearts. When we give this love to others, like God gives His love to us, we find joy!
Find Joy This Holiday Season
We all seem to find joy, to some extent, at Christmas, as it is the season of miracles. Many good things seem to happen at Christmas. Take some time to reflect on God’s love for you. Then, look to find ways in which to give that love to others. If you do so, you will give yourself the best Christmas present ever – Joy!
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