Tuesday, July 31, 2018


“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
Luke 2:10-14 KJV

Pastor Isaac Watts wrote the beautiful hymn “Joy to the world.”  Indeed it was a day of great joy when the Baby Jesus was born.  This precious little Baby grew up and was beaten beyond recognition, spat on, cursed, mocked and rejected and was crucified for your sins and for my sins.

There is going to be another day of joy when Jesus comes back for us and we see Him face to face.  Carrie Ellis Breck wrote another beautiful hymn “Face to Face With Christ My Savior”.  One happy day we will have the privilege of seeing our Saviour face to face.  What a day of rejoicing that is going to be.

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” (1 Corinthians 13:12).  Do you understand yet how much Jesus loves you?  He paid the penalty for your sins so you can have your sins forgiven and go to Heaven.

If you have never stayed up all night with Jesus and kept telling Him over and over how much you love Him and appreciate Him, you are missing a night filled with joy and happiness.  Please join me in praising the One Who loves us so much He died for us.  What a Saviour!  What a Friend, this Jesus of Nazareth!

Joanne Lowe
July 31, 2018

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