THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS!Stella Dhinakaran

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.    (John 10:10)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

Christmas is not only bursting crackers, decorating the house, wearing new clothes, preparing a variety of sweets, dancing and enjoying. Perhaps these may give you joy to a certain extent. At the same time, some of you may be worried that you have no money even to buy a star or a new dress for your child. All these are outward things. But when Jesus Christ dwells in your heart as the Saviour and as the Redeemer of sin, your heart and soul are getting adorned. True peace, joy and eternal life will fill you. This experience should be enjoyed by every one of you. Since my family and I have received this, today we are happy in the Lord. This good news has caused much joy in our heart. This is what is called by the Bible as, “with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3).

There was a man mentioned in the Bible. His name was Saul. He was persecuting all those who lived a godly life. One day, the Lord lovingly went in search of him, who was in such state and asked him, “Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” Saul asked the Lord, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” The Lord sent His disciple Ananias who prayed for him and by His power changed him into Paul (Acts 9:3-20). After this, Paul did the Lord’s ministry gloriously. “The churches had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied” (Acts 9:31). God worked unusual miracles through him (Acts 19:11,12).

My beloved, today, the Lord is waiting to give the joy of deliverance and salvation through you. Ask Him humbly, “Lord, You came to this world for my sake. Come into my heart”. Then surely He will come in to you and give you everlasting life. He will fill you with “divine joy”.


Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You so much Lord that You came to this world to save me from all my sins. Lord, this day, I plead for You to come into my heart and make me holy. Let my life transform You and draw others towards You. Grant me everlasting life and fill me with Your divine joy and peace.

In Your matchless name I pray,

Amen.
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