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Great Joy!!

Dec 21, 2017 | Raunaq & Dr. Sara

The day when the angels announced the Great Joy coming to the world for all men(Luke 2.10), the day when the kings of different tribes and tongues lined up gold, frankincense and myrrh, the day when the shepherds followed the star to the manger where our Great Saviour was born. What a glorious day that was! The last resort that heaven had to reconcile men to God was the perfect Lamb that was slain; the worthy sacrifice that made us have fellowship with Father God again, the fellowship that Adam had in the beginning.

Great joy is what multitudes had when Jesus was walking with them on earth. They often forgot their need. Peter fell at the feet of Jesus when his boat was full. Multitudes forgot their hunger while listening to him. They were all filled with joy, not happiness. Happiness is based on a condition and it’s temporary but joy is something divine and only Jesus can give it to you. In John 15 Jesus says, My Joy I give you and if you obey my commandments your joy will be made full. It is that joy which flows out of you that words can’t describe but in His presence His peace overwhelms your whole spirit, soul and body. In 1 Peter 1:8, Peter calls it inexpressible Joy. 1 John 1:8 says that the joy may be made full with the fellowship with His Son. That’s the secret to this joy- the fellowship with the Son.
Even as believers, we find ourselves in a state of unhappiness and anxiety thinking of our needs and situations. But do we have a daily fellowship with our Lord? In 1 Corinthians 1:9 Paul says, God is faithful, that He has called us to a fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. We have been called to have fellowship. God sent his Son on that Great Christmas Day so that man can have fellowship with Him again and be filled with Joy. You will forget your needs, your situations and you will enjoy that joy that comes through His Fellowship.
Is that all? Does it just make us forget our problems? Of course not! It says, My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). 1 Corinthians 2:9 says that no eyes has seen, no ear has heard nor any heart has perceived of what God has kept for those who love Him.
Your Love for the Lord will grow when you have fellowship with him.

Let this Christmas be a time where you decide not to just celebrate it as a festive day but decide in your heart to start a fellowship (Time Alone with God) with our Lord which will fill you with joy. Let the Joy of Christmas be not just for a day but for all the days of your life until everlasting.

– Raunaq & Sara