As shepherds were tending their flocks the night Jesus was born, an angel appeared and said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV).
Jesus is our hope.
Jesus brings up peace.
Jesus fills our heart with joy.
Because of Christ, we are invited into the joy that is promised in God’s Word. We pray each of us will experience joy through Christ. We also pray that least-reached peoples still waiting to hear the Good News of God’s Kingdom will soon experience the great joy of knowing Jesus.
Immerse yourself in these passages of joy and reflect on the questions throughout your day.
What does it mean that your joy is full or complete?
How does Jesus’ entrance into the world bring you joy?
In what ways does God’s presence bring you joy?
Who might you pray for to cause this kind of celebration in heaven?
Continue to pray for all people to experience joy in Christ.