Joy: Advent Week 3

The third candle is the Shepherds' candle, the candle of JOY. Fear that melts into contagious joy that spills over and illuminates.
Fear.  It’s everywhere.  
We don’t even have to look for it. Sometimes it even surprises us.
The shepherds had no idea the meaning of what they saw in the sky that night, but they listened, trusted, believed, and followed. We have the same choice. We can name the fear, choose against it, trust, believe, and also find JOY in Jesus~ the answer to all our problems.
- Iris Smyth
The angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.  Luke 2:10
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