Is Jesus Enough Joy?

“And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth” (Luke 1:14).

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you great tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).

Rejoicing is a big part of the Christmas season. One of our family’s favorite holiday traditions is attending the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at our church. The beauty of the decorations, the singing of Christmas carols, and the warmth of the service all lend to the feeling of rejoicing.

It seems expected to rejoice at Christmastime, but what about the rest of the year?

If all I got for Christmas this year was Jesus, would He be enough?

If all you had to give this Christmas was Jesus, would He be enough?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Do we truly believe during this time of year that God gave us the greatest gift? That’s what Christmas is really all about.

God’s plan for finding true joy is simple. Jesus came to earth, He died for you and me and rose again, and now all we have to do is ask for the forgiveness of our sins and desire for Him to be the Lord of our life, trusting Jesus and only Jesus to save us. He came to give us life, and that more abundantly.

This Christmas, let’s not forget as we shop to bless those we love that Jesus is by far the best Gift to share. We are a blessed people, and there are many in this world for whom the greatest Gift they could ever receive would be Jesus Christ.

Let’s remember the missionaries this Christmas season who are offering the precious Gift of Jesus. How might we be a blessing to them at this time?

Jesus brings a lifetime of joy and peace. We don’t have to just have joy at Christmas time. Jesus gives permanent joy!

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).