Joy to the World!

Joy to the World is one of the most popular Christmas carols…that is really not about the birth of Jesus at all! This song has everything to do with the return of Jesus, when Jesus reigns over the earth. Joy to the World is about a time in history when there is real joy on this earth…when sin reigns no more: “no more let sins and sorrows grow, nor thorns infest the ground”. These are words that describe the earth without the impact of sin. This carol speaks to the fact that one day Jesus will rule the world with truth and grace. Of course, this is the ultimate reason that Jesus was born. Jesus was born as a baby to reign as a King. As you celebrate Christmas this morning please remember that the story doesn’t end with the birth. The story ends with a crown…but then in reality the story never ends. That’s something that can bring joy to your world.

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