Christmas is considered to be a season of joy… Joy to the world, the Lord has come.
I heard a phrase a couple of days ago, that caught my attention. This person, on the radio, said, “I hope you experience reckless joy this Christmas season.”
Reckless joy. What a great way of thinking of joy as we wait for the birth of the Savior of the world.
C. S. Lewis talks of joy as being something very different from happiness which is dependent on our circumstances: “The most intense joy lies not in the having, but in the desire, delight that never fades, bliss that is eternal, is only yours when what you most desire is just out of reach.”
As we celebrate this Christmas we ache for what we cannot have now… being at home with Jesus in our heavenly home.
Betty and I pray for reckless joy for you and all your loved ones as we await the coming of the only one who can bring us home where we will find true and eternal joy.
Reckless joy to the world!