Joy to the World!
On this third Sunday in Advent we turn our attention to joy, and one of the things we’ll discover is that there is a profound difference between joy and happiness. Happiness is an emotion which can come and go. I’m happy when my team wins. I’m happy when things go the way I want them to go!
Joy, on the other hand, is much more profound and much more lasting. Joy comes from the solid assurance that even in the midst of struggles, God is still in control. That’s the message of Christmas, and that’s the prayer for our world!
I'm glad you are with us on this special Sunday, and I pray God's joy will be alive in each of our lives!
Dr. Lane Alderman