Is your heart joyful this Christmas Eve? Then there is no better tune to sing to than the beautiful melody of the gospel. As we’ve journeyed the many beautiful applications the truth of Christ’s exhaustive, redemptive work has on our lives this advent, I pray that the gospel has indeed made you joyful.
The truth that we’re accepted in Christ, no longer under condemnation, can give us new eyes to see everything around us! The weight is off, and we’re free to truly enjoy the gifts God has given without sinking under the guilt of our sin.
After all, gladness is a biblical command, and for good reason in light of all God has done for us!
“May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God” (Ps. 68:3).
“I will rejoice and be glad in your love, for you saw my affliction” (Ps. 31:7).
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!” (Ps. 70:4).
Today, let every carol sung, candle lit, gift opened, and treat enjoyed be an overflow of praise from a heart glad in the gospel!