The Joy That Jesus Brings!
“I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.” (Jeremiah 31:13)
"8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:8-14)
v.10 “…Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”
v11 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
“know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matthew 9:6)
“Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. (Hebrews 1:3)