Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Words For Christmas ~ JOY
There are several words that get an outing at Christmas. One of them is JOY. It's used to decorate cards, desribe Christmas and yet, I wonder whether it gets taken a bit for granted. It's a lovely word.
Joy is more then mere happiness. It is intense and deep. It can also be used in the context of being a source of happiness. "you are a Joy to me".
Lukes Gospel tells us the greeting the Angels brought to the Shepherds;
"Do not be afraid. I bring you news of great Joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David (Bethlehem) a savior has been born to you. He is Christ The Lord."