December 12th, 2021 – When the angel appeared to the shepherds tending their flock in a still night in the fields outside of Jerusalem, the promise that was Jesus was first proclaimed a reality. He was here. And with him was an anointing of joy that flowed freely for all those who would draw near Him. He is the only source of true joy. All others are constructs of a worldly view that changes with each successive generation. But real joy comes from Jesus and the closer we are to him, the greater the joy. How do we draw close to him? By obeying his commandments, reading His word, and then sharing that joy we have with others.