And the angel said to them, do not be afraid for I bring you good news of great joy. Luke 2:10
Expecting something and receiving it does not diminish the we joy we get from the gift.
My kids always write their Christmas list. they pretty much know what gifts they will receive on Christmas day. Receiving it doesn’t stop them from being excited.
I also know what I will receive and I am always excited to unwrap the paper and see my chosen gift.
The angels announced the gift that will bring us good news of great joy.
The promised Advent. saviour brought great Joy. His arrival did not diminish the joy felt when the angel saw him.
This is a sign that whatever promises we are expecting, and holding on to, it will be one that will bring great joy.
Though the wait may seem long as the years roll on, hold on to his promises for when it comes, it will be one of great joy.
The length of the wait will not diminish the joy that comes with the promise.
Just hold on, look with expectations to the promise that is coming which will bring great joy.
Your Partner in Hope.