Christmas in July (1)

Many department stores have special sales during the month of July. They call these sales “Christmas in July!” The stores hope to make lots of money during July like they do during the Christmas season.
Christmas sales may make some people happy. But real Christmas joy happens when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. That is the true meaning of Christmas.
In our Bible Reading today, we read that an angel of the Lord appeared to some shepherds. The angel told them the good news about Jesus’ birth. Jesus’ birth brought great joy to the world. Why? Because God had fulfilled His promise and sent a Savior into the world.
We should be happy all year when we remember what Jesus’ birth means. Jesus came into the world to die and bring us salvation. Even though we might be facing bad situations in our lives, we can still have joy when we think about Jesus.