A Promise Kept
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
"Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'" [Luke 2:10-11]
The angel's announcement to the shepherds began with, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy..." [Luke 2:10] You may be asking, "Where's my joy?" Might I suggest we make sure that we are talking about joy and not happiness? You see, happiness comes from things and places and conditions of our minds. Joy happens in our hearts and comes as a celebration of grace from God in the realization of His presence among us.
The angels' visit to the shepherds became the first Christmas celebration. It's as though heaven and earth were celebrating together – as if a window to the heavens had opened for the shepherds (and us) to get a glimpse of God's smile. These shepherds were exposed to the supernatural, and on that first Christmas there was a big celebration – in heaven and on earth – over the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wednesday Family Night Dinner Menu
Birthdays and Anniversaries
12.15.14 Yvette Ramsey; Robin and Jimmy Sanchez (Anniversary)
12.18.14 Bob Cruce
12.19.14 Rob Wilson
12.20.14 Dakota Miller
12.21.14 Corey Goodwin; Deloris and Carroll Steinfeld (Anniversary)