Edenvale Baptist Church

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Joy For the World

It’s already Christmas season, but you’d hardly know it if it weren’t for the decorations in shopping malls and adverts on TV. Traffic in JHB is still a nightmare, and people are frantically finishing projects before the year ends, so it hardly seems like the festive season.

And yet according to the calendar Advent is now already officially upon us! It is indeed the time of year where we pause to reflect on God’s goodness in our lives, and be grateful for all that we have. We give gifts to each other to remind friends and family of our gratitude towards them, but always mindful of  the greatest git of Christmas: Christ Jesus our Savior.

We know that its difficult to keep a focus on Christ in a season of angry crowds, anxiety and financial concerns. We’ve tried to pave the way towards a greater understanding of the gift of Christmas through our Inconceivable series, and will follow that up with a memorable Carol Service, as well as our Christmas services.

However we also wanted to assist you individually as you journey towards Christmas in your own life, and came across a wonderful devotional resource courtesy of DesiringGod.org. It’s called ‘The Dawning of Indestructible Joy’, which sounds just about right doesn’t it? It’s available as PDF free from their website, but you can download it straight from here.

Whatever Advent journey you choose to take this year, may it be blessed with the richness of the presence of Christ, our greatest gift and source of Indestructible Joy for the whole world.

May you have a Blessed Christmas Season!