Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; Luke 1:39-56 Different Responses to Jesus – Joy

John Piper gives the following definition of Joy: ‘Christian Joy is a feeling in the soul, produced by the holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world.’
Joy is something that should characterise all Christians. The question though is, does it? Do you have Joy? Are you Joyful? And what gives us Joy?
The passage shows us the Joy of Elizbeth, of John and of Mary. We consider also that for some believers our Joy may have faded. We need to look once again to Christ and we must seek to walk with him and be obedient to him that our Joy will be complete.