Advent Devotionals: Monday, December 15

Ernest L. Martin

Monday, Third Week of Advent: Joy
December 15, 2014


An angel of the Lord appeared to them (shepherds) and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be to all people.”   Luke 2:9-10

The joy that was ushered into the world at the arrival of Jesus was not intended to be for one day or one season of the year.  It was to be for our entire life’s journey and then for eternity!
  
Paul explains it best in his letter to the Philippians.  Joy is the theme of this letter.  He was writing from prison.  So, what was the secret of his joy?