Comfort and Joy are two sensations or feelings associated with Christmas.
But we don’t always feel this way. We may feel alone or literally be alone at Christmas. Or we may experience disappointment. Perhaps, having to isolate, not see family, you miss the train, or Christmas day isn’t quite how you had hoped, the list can go on. These experiences can fill us with disappointment. We are human after all!
All these feels can bring us down. But remember we have been given the gift of Jesus! With Him comes the gift of comfort and joy.
That song ‘God rest ye merry gentlemen’ says:
This song is telling us that we don’t have anything to dismay, be upset or worried about because we have been saved by Jesus dying on the cross for us.
This may be easier said than done!
But if we keep our eyes on Him we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and by doing so we will be filled with that gift of comfort and joy that the Holy Spirit has for us.