ADVENT – WEEK 3, DAY 5 – WE CAN HAVE JOY BECAUSE JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN!
Happy Thursday my friends! I do not have a video today, as I have laryngitis. My voice will not hold out for me to do a video, so here is our message for today.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3
Hebrews 12:1–2 (ESV)
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
I love this passage. We are to lay all of our burdens and sin aside – let it all go – and run with endurance. We are here for a purpose and we do not need to let burdens and sin hold us back from serving Jesus!!
Jesus hung on that cross with JOY – because He had hope – hope in something better ahead – the pain was only temporary. We can choose to have JOY too. I pray that you chose JOY today and every day because of what Jesus did for you!!