Oh how fitting these prints are in the midst of the 100 Reasons for Joy project. It didn't actually occur to me until I began to write a title for this post. The scripture is from Psalm 100:1 "Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord."
Or you can get the print with a bold graphic font on the bottom.
I'm finding a repetition of JOY in my life today and I know when this happens it's not a coincidence.
This drawing was done three years ago as an idea that became a mural in the music room at our children's preschool.
Here's what it looks like life size.
My joy #78 is getting to offer this joyful scripture art print to you in the etsy shop now.
Another fitting joy moment. Our pastor today gave a Christmas sermon today(click the link and you can hear or watch the whole thing). He spoke about the message the angels sent to the shepherds who were poor and in reality quite lowly in the eyes of society at the time.
Did you realize that? Did you also ever think about how God didn't change their circumstances. They remained poor, but in the midst of their circumstances he brought them GREAT JOY.
He does the same for us today. That is my joy #79. I've seen first hand this year how the Lord held me up through very painful circumstances and has brought me Joy in Him.. taught me how to have Joy in Him no matter what. He can do the same for you. In the midst of whatever circumstances you face, He can bring you Joy.
Our pastor also pointed out how the shepherds didn't keep this message to themselves, they spread the word of the good news of our Savior, Messiah, Christ the newborn King who was sent to be a light and a hope for all of us.
He also quoted "Joy To The World" and again pointed out the line that we're to REPEAT the SOUNDING JOY. I loved that his sermon had JOY spoken all throughout it.
He asked all of us at this time of year to be sure to repeat this story, HIS story, HIS gift working in the midst of our lives and the JOY he brings.
Join me in sharing your story, the story of Him working actively in your life today. And let's rejoice over this truly humbling gift that God sent his only son for us so that we may have everlasting life with Him. Amen!