5 Verses To Help You Maintain the Joy of Christmas All Year Long


Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your joy and excitement. After all, Jesus is the reason for the season.

In case you feel your celebratory mood fading fast, here are 5 verses to keep you focused on the light of the world and help you maintain the joy of this special season all year long.

#1 Romans 6:23 (NIV)- “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God is so gracious! Despite mankind’s corruption, He offered us the greatest gift of all: life through Christ.

#2 John 3:16 (ESV)- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God loves us so much that He gave His perfect Son to save an imperfect world from destruction. There is no greater love than this.

#3 Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV)- “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Due to God’s great gift, we are free from the chains of death and eligible to be children of the Most High God.

#4 Luke 2:10-11 (ESV)- “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Celebrate and be joyous, for we have been given a Savior by the grace of God. He is alive and dwelling within us today and every day we are alive.

#5 Romans 5:15 (NIV)- “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to many!” Through Adam, sin entered the world. Through Jesus, grace entered the world that pays the price for every sin. We are washed in Christ’s blood and redeemed from the curse of the law.

Don’t get caught up in the trap of manufactured joy that so many fall into through the commercialization of Christmas.

As believers, we are privileged to know Christ and experience His joy daily.

SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Alena Dupré