Joyful-and-triumphant-IOne of my favourite Christmas carols starts with the words,

“O come all ye faithful,

Joyful and triumphant.”

It’s a wonderful theme, but why is it that so many followers of Jesus spend their lives looking miserable and defeated?

They look like a bulldog that swallowed a wasp and observe the world with a mix of suspicion and anxiety.

But the message of Christmas is meant to be good news.

The Saviour has come.

Because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we can have joy, despite our circumstances.

And we can live in victory, knowing that love conquers all.

So this Christmas, instead of complaining or feeling defeated, remember that Jesus came so that we can have life and have it in abundance.

Joyful and triumphant.

I pray that this is your experience this Christmas.

And every other day!

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