“When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”
Luke 1:44-45 NLT
These are the words spoken by Elizabeth, pregnant with John, when her cousin Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited. Elizabeth says that her baby jumped for joy – recognizing Mary’s baby, and the advent of God’s plan of salvation for all.
There is something about joy. It has a way of changing us. Transforming us. Making us new.
Today is the Advent Sunday of Joy – a turn in our journey. This is when we begin to truly celebrate the Season. We move from waiting to celebration. We move from contemplation to experience. We move from serenity to exuberance.
This Advent, may you know the joy of the coming of our Saviour. May joy transform you. May your joy be q catching thing that transforms those around you. May you believe that the Lord does what he has said, and may it bring you joy.