Joy to the World (1)

One of the most popular songs people sing at Christmas is “Joy to the World.” Verse 4 of our Bible Reading today says, “Everyone on earth, shout with joy to the Lord. Start singing happy songs of praise!”
I am a deaf person so I know it can be difficult to understand music and singing. The book of Psalms often talks about “singing” and “making music to the Lord.” That tells me God enjoys listening to our songs of praise. Singing is one way Christians worship God.
So how can we sing to the Lord when it feels strange? Ephesians 5:19 says, “Encourage each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord.” We can ask God to fill our hearts with music while we sign praises to the Lord in worship!
People have always shared joyful praises when they think about the birth of Jesus. During this Christmas season, allow God to fill your heart with joy and song while you celebrate the birth of His Son.