An Advent of Joy

There are many joys of Christmas: gatherings of family and friends, festivities, music and lights, food and fellowship, giving and receiving gifts.  As wonderful as these are, the real joy of Christmas isn't any of these things.  The real joy of Christmas is that babe born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago.  Because He was no ordinary baby.  He fulfilled the promises that gave us hope of victory over Satan, Death, Sin and our Hard Hearts.  He was born to pay the price to make peace between us and God.  If we don't understand that, we don't understand the real joy of Christmas.  Do you know real joy?  From Luke 2:15-37.