Merry, Blessed Christmas!
The hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing (although I know some sick people who are already done with their shopping!). We are hearing Christmas music everywhere we go now, Decorations and lights are up all around the neighborhood, children have made out their Christmas Lists...
Have we made room for Jesus?
As that famous Christmas Carol says, "JOY to the World--the Lord has come! Let Earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing..."
His coming to earth presents us with the opportunity for real JOY--a deep, abiding sense of well-being based on His presence in our lives. Better than 'happiness', which can be fleeting. Deeper than 'contentment', which can be mere surrender to 'the fates'. JOY comes from knowing JESUS, and knowing that HE is alive, and HE is IN MY LIFE, working His will! Knowing that He has changed me forever! Real JOY is WORSHIP--focusing my life on glorifying Him!
This Christmas season, do you want JOY in your life?
If so, focus on Jesus.
Prepare Him room in your heart, and in your schedule!