Joy Has Dawned – December 12, 2021

The theme of joy punctuates our lives in unique ways during the Advent season. It punctuates most everything we do and most of our Advent traditions. This is the joy we tend expect from each other around Christmas time.

But what happens when we or the people with whom we share those moments are not filled with joy? How do we handle the Advent season that comes in the middle of one of life’s crushing blows?

The Psalmist said it this way: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” We invite you this morning to grab hold of this truth. The darkest moments remind us that true joy is not found in the day to day circumstances of our lives, but is founded on the Creator of life.