“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”
Luke 2:9-10 NIV
Joy…it goes deeper than happiness. It is not about our circumstances…it is based on the foundation of faith and knowing that God is good and that He wants good things for us. Our circumstances may not be very good at times yet joy in the Lord reminds us that we are not alone and that if we believe in Jesus and seek Him by reading God’s Word and growing in faith there is nothing or no situation He won’t help us over come. Remember Jesus came to bring great Joy to all.
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
John 15:11 NIV
(This photo was taken in July of 2022 on a lake in northwestern Wisconsin)