Advent Day 19: Overwhelming Joy

Advent Day 19: Overwhelming Joy

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” Matthew 2:10

Christmas morning comes bright and early to homes where little children live. No one has to tell those little ones to get excited, or to be joyful. Their eyes sparkle as they dance and twirl before the glittering gifts waiting to be opened.

Our Father sent us the Greatest Gift of all when He sent His Son.

And those early players in the story of His birth were taken with great excitement as they watched the story unfold before them. The Shepherds REJOICED.

The Wise Men were OVERJOYED.

They realized that something special was being given to them to behold.
The Gift is still available to each of us now. Every Christmas we tell the story, and hear the news.

Will someone have to tell me to rejoice?

Will I have to be prodded to be overjoyed in His Presence?

How can I offer my joy to Him this year?

Family Activity: Choose a few favorite family Christmas movies. Spend the evening sharing with your family.

Prayer; This joy in my heart Jesus gave it to me. This joy in my soul will never run dry because Jesus lives in me and He is my source. Thank you Jesus for the the joy you give my soul. Let the joy spread over. Let it pour into the lives of my family in Jesus name. Amen


About The Author

Bettie Gilbert can be found in a small town in Southeast Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband of 38 years.

You can find her blogging at where she is seeking to be transparent with the journey that God has her traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis.
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  • I love seeing that sparkle in children’s eyes, Bettie. Or grown-ups’ eyes. 🙂 I pray we may have an even greater sparkle and joy as we open our hearts to the Greatest Gift of all! Christmas blessings and hugs to you!

  • Yes! Joy to the World! And there’s so much reason to rejoice.
    Thanks, Bettie!

    • Amen, Michele! May He inhabit our praises, as we rejoice before Him! Blessings to you, dear sister!

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