December 11 – GIVE JOY – Jesus brings joy

Read Luke 2:36-38

“Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.”

Her name was Anna. Her husband had passed away years earlier. It is always sad to lose a loved one. Now she was 84 years old. She loved God and had a great relationship with him. It seemed that she never left the temple, their building of worship. She served Him day and night.

She must have known about the Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ coming. As Mary, Joseph, and Jesus came to temple, she knew exactly who He was. When she saw Jesus, she couldn’t contain herself! Not only did she thank God, but she also told others around her that the Savior had come.

Sometimes, the elderly people around us are overlooked. No matter your age, God can use you to bring a smile to their faces.

Give Joy Idea:

You can give joy this Christmas by visiting an older person in your family, neighborhood, or in a nursing home and read the Christmas Story to them. (Luke 2:1-20)

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