Spread the joy!

1 Peter 1:8, NLT: “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” As we light the third Advent Candle it is said to represent joy and the proclamations regarding the coming Saviour. Peter had seen Jesus and been personally trained by Him, he had known and loved Him. The vast majority of believers reading Peter’s words had never seen Jesus with their own eyes and in this verse Peter marvels at their believing and loving Jesus without physically seeing Him. In John 20 vs 29 Jesus said: “…blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” For many people Christmas is not a time of joy because of difficult circumstances, it is often a time when people remember friends and family who are no longer with them. As we continue to prepare to celebrate the greatest gift ever given let us take joy in every circumstance and spread the joy of knowing and loving our saviour with those we meet. Ali