In this wonderful Christmas and New Year season, there is one thing that surfaces spontaneously each and every year, irrespective of any temporary setbacks - and that is JOY!
Whether people are aware of it or not, the news of the birth of the Saviour of the world still injects spontaneous joy into the world. There was no room at the inn for Him, but His birth brought the most wonderful news that mankind had ever experienced. The angel announced 'Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour who is Christ the Lord'. What a wonderful thing that down the centuries this great joy is still rehearsed afresh in the heart of all those who invite Him into their lives.
This infectious joy is also deep. It permeates every facet of our lives. It is, quite frankly, a taste of heaven!! If you have never exprienced it, it's not too late - don't let another minute go by without it - it will transform your life!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, as we celebrate the birth of your precious Son Jesus, will you draw near to all whose circumstances of life need your transforming touch, so that they too can rejoice with joy unspeakable. In Jesus Name, Amen.