Dec 17, 2012
Luke 1:26-56. Sometimes it is hard to have joy at Christmas. John Calvin once said, "Till God has been recognized as a Savior, the minds of men are not free to indulge in true and full joy, but will remain in doubt and anxiety." Here in Luke 1, Mary indulges in true joy as she focuses on the mercy of God, the power of God, and the redemptive promises of God. We can also indulge in joy at Christmas-- if we will learn to focus on the right things.