Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry, Happy Christmas

Proverbs 17:22
English Standard Version (ESV)
22 A joyful heart is good medicine,
    but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Job 8:21
English Standard Version (ESV)
21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter,
    and your lips with shouting.
Psalm 16:11
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
James 1:17
New International Version (NIV)

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
It's good to be merry and share a laugh.  Just don't let pre-conceived holiday expectations defeat your spirit.  Bad things will still happen to good people at Christmas.  Pain will be felt.  Hearts will break.  We do live in a fallen world, but we have a present hope.  Our long expected Jesus has come.
"Come Thou Long Expected Jesus" - Chris Tomlin

No comments:

Post a Comment