Craig Smith - Getting From Good News To Great Joy
The birth of Jesus means God is paying attention. He sees us! It means that our sin is not our sentence and this life is not what we’re destined for. Jesus’ arrival means we are destined for peace and that should provide great joy. Is it possible that great joy could crowd out the pain produced by going through difficult times?
Jesus’ arrival in the manger came wrapped in a proclamation of peace. But during the hectic holiday season, experiencing that peace can seem just beyond our grasp — like the crooked star on top of the Christmas tree that we can’t quite reach to straighten out. This Christmas season we invite you to discover all the joy and hope that God makes possible as he extends to us his promise of peace.