If Santa came to your house when you were little, do you remember the excitement of anticipation? If Santa never arrived for some reason or another, maybe you can recall excitement about a birthday coming up or some other special long-awaited event.
This anticipation stirs up joy!
It's not an anxious, worried kind of anticipating. It's, rather, joy-filled with wonder and excitement.
Stir up that joy this Christmas Eve as we await the celebration of the promised Savior who was born years ago in Bethlehem to bring hope to a lost and dying world.
Is joy something you can muster up all by yourself? I really don't think so. I really believe that true joy is only found when we are in the presence of God. The Bible says:
You will make known to me the path of life;