Something we hope for, like as if it’s just out of reach, yet we have a warrior who has stretched out on our behalf to not only grab it (fought for it), but pass it to us with glad reckless joy. All we have to do is receive it and then share it with others.
We fall down and joy lifts our spirits.
We get derailed and joy puts us back on track.
We experience pain and joy heals us to the core of our bones.
We suffer loss and joy replaces what is gone.
We get confused and joy brings crystal clarity.
J - Jesus
O - Others
Y - You
When we keep the reason for the season front and center in our lives, we are able to focus on others and in the process our lives become richer. He changed the course of history(our calendar is based on His arrival) when He arrived as a baby. What kid can boast of that? He truly does give us joy and enables us to make the world a better place because, after all, He created it.
Vance Rogers Christmas 2017
I watched this this morning and thought I would pass it along. Felt it fit Vance's Message.
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Mary conceives by the power of the Holy Ghost. Heavenly messengers herald the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Luke 1:26–38; 2:1–19; Matthew 1:20–21
Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
How shall this be, seeing that I know not a man?
The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy child which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.