Joy To The World — Aaron Klein
People say that joy is “The response we have to being united with what we love.” That means that it can be one of the highest experiences of human life. The journey to a desired destination brings joy. The arrival of a child at the end of a pregnancy brings joy. To experience freedom after a time in confinement brings joy.
Music is also one of those endeavors that leads to joy and rejoicing because it emanates from a place of joy within us. Music involves our bodies, minds, and emotions. Music touches our hearts and invokes a response.
It’s no wonder that so much of the Christmas season is filled with beautiful music. It should also be no surprise that the songs of the season come from the truths and joy of Scripture. Fittingly, as we sing and study together “Joy to the World,” it echoes the words of the Psalmist: “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Why? Because the Lord “has done marvelous things.”
Psalm 98:2 says, “The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.” The marvelous thing we celebrate this season is the salvation He brings in Jesus Christ. He is our King. He is our Savior. He is our Redeemer. And He is returning! That good news should lead us to join with all of heaven and earth to sing.