No one loves to experience sorrow, sadness, dejection, emotional breakdown, stress and agony. Itís the desire of every man to live in happiness and joy. Business man wants to succeed in business, students want to achieve examination success, house wives want to experience love and peaceful home, pastors want progress in ministries, Engineers love to make good discoveries and come out with wonderful innovations. Nobody wants to be identified with failure.
But a look at the conditions and situations of many reveals that men are actually experiencing what they detest. The joy of marriage of many comes to an abrupt end when the wife could not conceive after marriage. To some, it is failure in business, poverty, still-birth, sickness, bankruptcy, demonic oppression, generational curses, successive death in the family, incurable diseases, stagnancy, and so on.
In search for solution to human problem and quest to restore joy to oneís life has led many to do unthinkable things. Many engage in rituals, alcoholism, drug abuse, thinking that these could bring them joy. A large number of people have acquired more wealth, more fame, more wisdom, more academic knowledge, more connections. In fact, men have searched for joy in everything that appeared to be able to offer it, but the more they searched, the more disappointed they become.
Where then can lasting and enduring joy be found? This is the same question many are asking as they engage in endless search for the kind of joy that can not be short-lived.
Dear reader, if you want the best water, where do you go? You go to the water source! If you desire the best fruit, then go to the tree. IF YOU WANT UNLIMITED JOY, GO TO JESUS, THE SOURCE OF JOY.
Why is it that people are not recognizing what John the Baptist, as a three months baby in the womb, recognized?
ĎAND WHENCE IS THIS TO ME, THAT THE MOTHER OF MY LORD SHOULD COME TO ME? FOR, LO, AS SOON AS THE VOICE OF THY SALUTATION SOUNDED IN MINE EARS, THE BABE LEAPED IN MY WOMB FOR JOY.í Luke 1:43&44
John the Baptist leaped in his motherís womb for JOY when he saw the mother of JESUS with Jesus in her womb.
Why do we forget so soon the story of the shepherds that received angelic visitation when JESUS was born?
ĎAND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT: FOR, BEHOLD, I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE. FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID A SAVIOUR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD.í Luke 2:10&11
These angels announced to the shepherds that a SAVIOUR had been born, and that his coming would bring GREAT JOY to all people.
I am announcing to you now, just as the angels did, that UNLIMITED JOY can only be found in JESUS CHRIST.
What should be your response to this great information? Your response should be the response of the shepherds.
ĎAND IT CAME TO PASS, AS THE ANGELS WERE GONE AWAY FROM THEM INTO HEAVEN, THE SHEPHERDS SAID ONE TO ANOTHER, LET US NOW GO EVEN UNTO BETHLEHEM, AND SEE THIS THING WHICH IS COME TO PASS, WHICH THE LORD HATH MADE KNOWN UNTO US. AND THEY CAME WITH HASTE, AND FOUND MARY, AND JOSEPH, AND THE BABE LYING IN A MANGER. AND WHEN THEY HAD SEEN IT, THEY MADE KNOWN ABROAD THE SAYING WHICH WAS TOLD THEM CONCERNING THIS CHILD.í Luke 2:15-17.
When the shepherds got the message just as you are getting it now, they ran to Jesus to receive the UNLIMITED GREAT JOY He brought to the world. Then with that GREAT JOY, they went about sharing their testimonies.
If you can only come to Jesus today and ask Him to forgive your sin and save you, He will gladly do that for you, and He will position you for UNLIMITED JOY in all your life endeavours.
COME TO JESUS TODAY; HE IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF EVERLASTING JOY.