Have you had your JOY JUICE today? Hurry and drink it so that you will be prepared for the Christmas season.
We frequently hear “Jesus is the reason for the season.” But are we living like we really believe that? There are only a few more days until Christmas…and I can just imagine that many of us are pretty overwhelmed with ALL that we still have on our list of “things to do”. We are hurrying here and hurrying there; rushing to this party and that appointment. It’s as if we’re running in a Christmas marathon! Some of us may be losing our Christmas spirit because we are simply over-extended and exhausted.
Yesterday we talked about how the shepherds received the “good news of great joy” that Jesus had been born. Speaking of “hurrying”, that’s exactly what the shepherds did! But they hurried toward what was important. Luke 2:16-18 tells us---“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.”
The shepherds HURRIED to see Jesus! We should follow their lead. Let’s hurry toward GENUINE Christmas joy. And do what the shepherds did…..spread the Good News about Jesus! Think of the example you are setting this Christmas season. Are you excited over the birth of Jesus? Do others learn about Him because of your testimony? If Jesus is first on your Christmas list, then you will definitely be bubbling forth with JOY, telling the “good news”!
Drink in the joy of Christmas and hurry toward Jesus!