One of the most wondrous aspects of Christmas is witnessing the birth of Christ being celebrated all over the world. Joy to the world; the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King.
The words of the beloved hymn “Joy to the World,” written by Isaac Watts, lift triumphant voices to the Heavens every Christmas. And yet they were originally written glorifying the return of Jesus. Still, one can imagine a heavenly chorus proclaiming their joy with those very words the night of His birth.
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room.
He is the Alpha and Omega. With His birth, we both celebrate the gift God has sent to the world – His only Son – and rest in the hope of His swift return. He is the beginning and the end.
I pray peace and joy will reign in your heart and home throughout this Christmas season. Have a very Merry Christmas. May you know the presence of your Heavenly Father, and may you join with Heaven and earth in singing this joyous proclamation now and in the age to come of the wonders of His love. God loves you and wants to be with you for eternity.
God bless you,