Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy Heart

When our children were young, there were many times we needed to address bad attitudes.  We'd say something like, "It's your choice to have a happy heart.  Choose wisely."  

As a parent, I know it's easy to have high expectations for our children’s attitudes, but tread lightly saying those same words to an adult.  

This Christmas season, I'm reminded that the narrative of Jesus' birth is one that is filled with people choosing a "Happy Heart." 
  • In Luke 1:44 we read about John the Baptist who in his mother's womb, leaped for joy because of his proximity to the Christ child Mary carried.
“When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy.”  Luke 1:44
  • In Luke 2:10 the angels arrived in mass numbers to make an announcement of joy to the shepherds.
“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”  Luke 2:10
  • Then in Matthew 2:10 we have the story of the wise men who were searching for the Christ child.  When they saw the star, they recognized that they were close.  The Bible says that they were filled with joy at the sight of the star.  
“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!”  Matthew 2:10

The Christmas message is defiantly a “Happy Heart” kind of story.  This story brings great joy to all who choose to embrace it.  The Christmas message opened the door that gave each of us a way to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son.
  • Then there is Isaiah 12:3(TLB).  This is my  "Happy Heart" part of the Christmas story, and I hope it's yours too.  
"Oh, the joy of drinking deeply 
from the Fountain of Salvation!”


Merry Christmas and remember--have a Happy Heart now and always.



1 comment:

  1. I am smiling while reading your message. I have a Happy Heart because of Him. :-) Merry Christmas!

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