The Gifts of Christmas: Joy

“Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the lord is your strength!”
Nehemiah 8:10b (NLT)

The third gift in the series The Gifts of Christmas is joy. What is joy (it’s not the same as happiness) and why do we need it? Perhaps more perplexing, how do I get joy?

The Gifts of Christmas: Love

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ (‭NIV)

This is the second part in the series The Gifts of Christmas. The second gift is the gift of love, or more directly, God’s love. God’s love is sacrificial and unconditional, but there are things we must do with the love of God.