And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:8-11)
I really enjoy a lot of things about Christmas. I especially enjoy the Christmas carols that we sing at this time of year and one of my favorites is Joy to the World. The message of that song is one we could sing any time of the year because joy is something we need all the time.
The impact of God’s promise that the angel proclaimed of joy for all people is absolutely incredible. The good news is that because Jesus came bringing with Him joy and peace and salvation you can have your outlook on life become brighter every day of your life and not just on December 25th.