Advent Devotion

What is joy?


As Christians, we experience joy in many ways. I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach Kindergarten Sunday School for many years. To me, there is so much “joy” as I welcome the children on Sunday mornings with their beautiful smiles and enthusiasm to learn more about Jesus and his teachings through our Bible stories. As we approach this Advent season, may we come as little children with open minds and hearts.


In Luke 2:10, it says, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will come to all people.” God also reminds us how we can always have that “joy” in John 15:10-11: “If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”


My prayer is that this Christmas, we will let Jesus bring joy in our lives as we commit ourselves to his service.


Andrea Simpson