December 21, 2018

Friday
Psalm 5:11

Joy isn’t emotionally or spiritually or intellectually dishonest. God doesn’t want us to stick our heads in the sand and pretend all things are well when they are not. Joy is not the denial of grief or pretending happiness, but joy is the affirmation of the truest thing in this life. Joy is born when we hold both hope and truth together. If we have this hope and we know this to be true—we have JOY. Joy results when we know Love wins. Jesus’ birth testifies to the trustworthiness of our God and how he went to the greatest lengths to save you and me.