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december 23…

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. …”

Luke 2:10-11 ESV

It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent… the fourth and final part of the Christmas gift from the sister opened…

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The One we knew would come next… Jesus…

The One who fills the emptiness… whether we live in a shack or a grand mansion… under a bridge or in the back seat of a car…

No matter where we find ourselves… when He finds us… there is reason to celebrate…!

Mary and Joseph were in a difficult place when He entered their lives… but there was great rejoicing… as they laid the Babe in the place where they made room…

Then the shepherds joined the party… rejoicing over the Baby… telling stories of angels celebrating over the fields where they kept the sheep…

celebrate… 1: to perform (a sacrament or solemn ceremony) publicly and with appropriate rites… 2a: to honor or by refraining from ordinary business… b: to demonstrate satisfaction in (as an anniversary) by festivities or other deviation from routine… 3: to hold up or play up for public acclaim: extol…

–Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary 11th Ed.

His birth a miracle of grace… a reason to stop and ponder… awake to the wonder of God’s love for us… and make room in our daily lives for something different than the ordinary…

His birth… His life… His death… His resurrection… a reason to celebrate each and every day…

He is the ultimate reason to celebrate… no matter where you find yourself when you find Him…!

He is the Reason for great joy…!

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice.

Philippians 4:4 ESV

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