Good News. Great Joy.
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Christmas is here and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. I recently took my family ice skating at the local park one evening and it was a wonderful time. The park was filled with Christmas lights, music, and of course an outdoor ice rink, which, yes, is unique for Georgia because it’s typically pretty warm over Christmas but this particular night was quite wintery. It was a quintessential holiday experience and it brought so much joy and happiness to me and my family as we made a Christmas memory together.
Similarly, but so much more so, this season brings much joy and thankfulness in my heart because of the dedicated time pondering the reality that God looked down from heaven in compassion and sent his son to this broken world to redeem it. He became one of us to free us from sin and sins death penalty. This season leads my heart to praise and worship our creator because he made a way of salvation through Emmanuel. God is actually with us!! What. A. Joy!!! Reflect on these words from Spurgeon:
“Look! Here is the subject of your joy. The God who made you, and against whom you have offended, has come down from heaven and taken upon himself your nature that he might save you. He has come in the fullness of his glory and the infinity of his mercy that he might redeem. Do you not welcome this news? Will not your hearts be thankful for this? Does this matchless love awaken no gratitude?...Oh I pray you adore the incarnate God and trust in him.”
I hope and pray you are filled with all joy this Christmas season as you worship God this and are filled with joy because of this great news!!
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