Joy To The World
Joy to the World, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King.
Isaac Watts wrote “”Joy to the World” in 1719. Since then, every Christmas
season, carolers cast those words into the air like a lifeline out into the
ocean of humanity. And every “”fish” surely finds something inviting and worth
nibbling at. The thrill of hope within the message spools out to touch a weary
world with anticipation of tasting something really good!
Joy came to the world because God our great Creator loved His creation so much
that He sent His Son to reveal His story, and so that over time, His character
and ultimate good will toward mankind would be recognized. The impact on earth
of Christ’s birth will never diminish despite enemies’ attempts to stop it. John
21:25 says that the world would not be able to contain the books that could be
written about what the Lord did while on earth. Since then many more testimonies
of His transforming love have been and will be written.
Nehemiah 8 records that Nehemiah, the leaders and the people celebrated the
Feast of Tabernacles with great joy, after sharing God’s Word. Rejoice in God’s
Word and thoughts of the Savior’s birth, His purpose and His inheritance.
What do you plan on rejoicing about during this Christmas season?