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Monday, December 12, 2016

God's Joyous Plan

            Have you had your JOY JUICE today?  Christmas JOY is extra special! Let’s not miss any opportunity to drink it in and share it with others.

             The best way we can find the JOY in every aspect of the Christmas season is to connect our hearts to Christ.  By accepting Him as our Lord and Savior, we open our hearts to Him, to His goodness, to His awesome love for us.

            In Jeremiah 33:14 &16 we read this Christmas prophecy which brings much joy:

"Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah, in those days and at that time I will cause a righteous branch of David to spring forth and he shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. …
 And this king who comes to establish this glorious kingdom of justice and righteousness, this one will come as a branch through David's family." 

What joy to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this prophecy was fulfilled through Jesus! HE is the “branch” spoken of in this passage: Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.
From the beginning, God’s plan was to bring Jesus, His Son, to earth in the form of a human baby.  Jesus didn’t come to earth with the fanfare of a worldly king.  But, instead was born in a stable…the King of Kings! He is the reason we can sing “JOY to the world, the Lord is come!”

            This Christmas let’s focus our thoughts on the love of God and His joyous plans for us.

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