So it is with joy. Joy does not come by having more stuff; it doesn't even come by having all you want. Rather, joy comes by giving up all you want and trusting God for all you need. You and I know that things will come and go. How sad it is if our joy comes and goes just the same. This teaches us not to place our trust in things. Instead we place our trust and hope in the solid Rock that is never shaken. Only then will we see our JOY remain. That is TRUE JOY.
This Christmas season may we remember where true JOY comes from... “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the JOY set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:2-3)