It is Christmas. We are rejoicing in the relationship we have with Christ. We are privileged to be able to have an amazing adventure called life with Jesus. Rejoice! We have the promise of salvation. Rejoice! He is coming! Rejoice! We are forgiven. And loved without end. Rejoice! REJOICE!!
Sadly there are many things that we allow to steal out joy…
Life can be hard, but when it’s hard we have to remember there is good to come from it. Embrace the loneliness so we can better appreciate time spent with others. Be grateful for the broken heart so when love finds us again we will recognize it and accept it instead of pushing away. Find peace and rest during the long cold nights of winter so that we may be energized when the days become longer and the sun comes back to us.
Joy is about perspective.