As we start our third week of Advent, we find that we take comfort in knowing that Christ was born to be the Savior of the world and we find joy during this Christmas Season in celebrating His birth.
Do you remember the song “God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen?
God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay!
Remember Christ the Savior was born on Christmas Day!!
To save us all from Satan’s power when we’d gone astray!!
Oh tidings of comfort and joy comfort!
Comfort and joy!
Oh tidings of comfort and joy!!
Think about how wonderfully the first verse of this song reminds of that we should be rejoicing in Christ’s birth this Season. We truly need to focus this week on the joy that comes from salvation. On the joy that came to the world that blessed day when Christ was born. He came to the world to save us from Satan’s power! Through Him we have victory over the sin that is stealing our joy. Turn back to Him! Remind yourself that He is the Savior and that He can save you!!!
Today let us remember the joy that they must have felt that Christmas morning when Jesus was born. Remember the shepherd’s joy as they ran to the stable to see the new Savior that had been born. Remember the Wisemen as they came and visited the Savior and worshiped Him. This is the Savior who redeemed the world from all sin.
On this day of Advent, focus on the joy that fills our hearts as we remember Christ’s birth and the joy that we have in His salvation. He came to save everyone one: rich, poor, happy, sad, etc. So not only did he come to save the wealthy kings that visited him, but also the poor shepherds in the field, and he also came to ordinary Mary and Joseph who was a plain carpenter—basically a working class fellow. Oh what a comfort it is to think that Jesus made no special privileges to save one group of people, but that he came to save the whole world and bring joy to everyone. God rest ye merry gentlemen and do not let your hearts be dismayed!! Oh tidings of comfort and joy!!!