With joy!

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Isaiah foretold the promise of the coming Savior, the One who would bring salvation to the Jews and also to the Gentiles. Notice the verse says “with joy.” There is joy in knowing our sins are forgiven. There is joy in knowing we are loved by the Almighty King. There is joy in knowing a mansion waits for us in Heaven. Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy is the word for the season, and for those of us who stand unashamed and spotless before God, joy should be a part of our daily lives. (Suggested carol: “How Great Our Joy,” a traditional German carol.)