Christmas 2021: Give the Gift of Joy
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 30TH, 2021 AT 12:00PM
John 15 verse 11 says “I have told you this, so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete”. Joy is a word we really associate with Christmas. We sing Carols like ‘Joy to the World’ and I just love the joy I see on children's faces as they look at the magic of Christmas, as they open a gift they really want, as they look at Christmas lights; all these things just bring such joy to their faces. I wonder what you’re looking forward to this Christmas? What will bring you deep joy? One of the things that I've seen with acts 435 is that there is such a joy in giving to help someone else. It really is just a wonderful thing to do and if you’ve never done it, I really encourage you to think this Christmas, about how you can give joy to a complete stranger, but a stranger in need. Perhaps they cannot cook Christmas dinner because they don't have a cooker, perhaps they cannot afford gifts for their children; to see that joy on their faces. Would you be able to give the gift of joy this Christmas?