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Christmas: The Everlasting Joy

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Isn’t it amazing that God would love a sinful world so much that He would send his beloved son into the world to save us?

Jesus was born on Christmas, a joyous day that we all look forward to and celebrate each year.

But what about after Christmas is over? After the family has gone home and the lights and decorations are gone, what then? Winter seems dark and spring is a long time away.

But does it need to be that way? It says in Matthew 28:20, “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus is here with us, right now! His love is eternal. “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Psalm 136:26)

Christ was born to save. That little baby in the manger came to save us from all the wrong things we have ever done.

One of the most published Christmas hymns in the U.S is Joy to the World. It is also one of my favorites. Did you know that Isaac Watts did not intend for it to be a Christmas song? He wrote it as an adaptation of the 98th Psalm for the Second Coming of Christ. There is no recorded reason why it became popular for Christmas.

The first two verses have always been special to me. They talk about the joy we have that our Savior has come and that He will reign for eternity!

1 Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King!

Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n and nature sing,

and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.

2 Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! 

Let men their songs employ,

while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat the sounding joy,

repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

Yes, Christmas is over for another year. But the glorious joy that we have because of Christmas is still here! 

Thank you all so much for joining us on this blog tour! Tomorrow, Pearl Christine will have the final wrap-up at


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