And Isaiah prophesied:
“An heir to David’s throne will emerge,
and he will rise up as ruler
over all the non-Jewish nations,
for all their hopes will be met in him.”
Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing
with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And
may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with
his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!
Father, You offer that same joy to us now if we know You and recognize Jesus as our Savior and Lord. You gave us a reason to celebrate when You gave us the unspeakable gift of Jesus Christ. You came to dwell among us. You went to Calvary’s cross for us. You overcame death and rose from the dead for us. You forgive our sins and give us eternal life when we believe in You.
Our joy doesn’t come from our jobs, our family, our relationships, our finances, or our success. Our joy doesn’t come from what we have on earth or who we are with. Our joy is a gift. It is the gift that You gave us that first Christmas in Jesus Christ. Our joy is encompassed in our Savior, King Jesus. Flood our heart with joy this Advent season as we reflect on the good news of Jesus’ birth. ~ Hope Bolinger