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Joy to the World

Joy seems to be lacking a bit in the world these days as we recall the words from the famous Christmas carol by Isaac Watts, Joy to the World, the Lord has come.  Let earth receive her king.

When we look around and see all the ills of our society that attempt to steal our joy.  Whether it is violence in our time, racism, lack of trust and faith in government, lack of trust in humanity, climate change, where is the joy? The line from the poem, Casey at the Bat comes to mind, “There’s no joy in Mudville tonight.”  That may be how you are feeling.

Jesus promises a different type of joy.  It is a joy that resides in the heart, mind and soul of a believer.  It can protect a person from all that society can through at us.  Jesus also says his kingdom is not of this world.  His kingdom exists in the minds, hearts and souls of believers.  Can you feel it?  Have you experienced it?  Do you understand what I mean?  This is a joy that keeps us at peace amidst the storms of life.  When the world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket we don’t lose our joy.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  (Romans 15:13)

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MAYFLOWER CONGREGATIONAL UCC

2900 County Barn Rd 
Naples, Florida 34112

Office Hours: 
8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri.

Sunday Worship 9:30
            Refreshments 10:30

Church Phone: 239-775-0055
Fax Number: 239-775-3253

Pastor Alan's Cell: 239-227-8500

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