If you read the Christmas story in Luke chapter 1 and 2 read about the JOY that came into the lives of all those who received the news that they would have a child. Zechariah had joy even though he could not speak until the baby.. John the Baptist was born. Elizabeth had joy that even in her old age God birthed a son in her..Mary had joy when she learned that in her young age she would have a son.. Jesus would be born. It was the Angel Gabriel who brought the JOY into their lives with the good news. When they asked him how he could be sure, he said " Because I stand in the presence of the Lord and have been sent to bring this JOY. This week, this Advent celebrate the JOY that God brings into our lives.. He comes into our lives and brings JOY!
Because the tomb and the cradle is empty!
Rev Dr J Anthony Lloyd