“Joy to the World, the Lord is come!” We celebrate the world-altering truth of the inbreaking, indwelling, incarnation of the Holy One among us. It changes our lives, our outlook, and our world forever – and offers us “deep joy.” This is not simply happiness, which can be fleeting, but the promise that – no matter what – God is with us, God is seeking to be born in us again, and God will sustain us for the long haul.
This message is part of the series, “Heaven and Nature Sing: 300 Years of ‘Joy to the World.'” Pastor Mary’s Christmas Eve message is based on Isaiah 52: 7-10, Psalm 96, and Luke 2: 8-20. To read it, click here. To watch, “God Became Flesh,” click here.