Christmas Emotions (9)

We have been talking about Christmas emotions for several days now. Today we will talk about joy.
We can experience joy in many ways at Christmas — happy times with family members, special gifts and fellowship with other Christians. But our Bible Reading today shows us another way we can be joyful at Christmas.
We can be joyful because God forgives our sins. In verses 7b-8a of our Bible Reading, David said, “Wash me until I am whiter than snow! Make me happy!” If we want to experience true joy, we need to ask God to remove our sins.
As we continue to follow Jesus, our joy will grow. We will have more and more joy as we obey God, fellowship with Him and trust Him. Think about God’s love and His promise of eternal life this Christmas season. Be filled with joy because of God’s great gift of salvation through Jesus.