Max Lucado’s latest book is entitled How Happiness Happens subtitled ‘Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment and Unmet Expectations’. In his research, he discovered that fewer and fewer Americans are experiencing happiness. Only 1/3 of Americans, in a recent Harris Poll, responded that they were happy.
As we embark on what is supposed to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, where will we turn for joy and happiness? Could it be that most people are looking for joy and happiness in all the wrong places?
A reading of Solomon’s journal, The Book of Ecclesiastes, details for us the futility of “life under the sun”.
True joy and happiness begins with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Luke 2:10). This relationship with Jesus changes our life’s purpose and focus. We discover that true joy and happiness is found in GIVING – NOT GETTING!!! Acts 20:35 “…it is more blessed to give than to receive”. I trust that in this Christmas Season, you will experience the ‘pure joy’ of giving in gratitude to GOD for His gift to you… The gift of JESUS!
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”! 2 Corinthians 9:15