As I was studying Luke 2 the other day, I was stuck by verse 10.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Joy loves it when she hears her name in songs or at church. She’ll say, “Name” “Joy” with a huge, huge grin. It makes me smile in response.
So this verse brought Joy to my mind, grinning because the angel had said her name. :)
But then I wondered what was the joy, these good tidings he brought news of? Verse 11:
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
The joyful news was that the Savior had come. We have a Savior! That is wonderful news!
As I continued to read I came to verse 21:
And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
I guess Joy was still in my head because I remembered how the inspiration came to adopt her and what her name would be even before she was conceived in the womb. The idea was planted at the end of April/beginning of May. Our home study was done at the end of August. She was born June 1st of the following year. How I waited and prayed for her!
Not saying anything by comparing Joy with the Savior, but just a reminder, maybe, to me, of how special my girl is and how involved our God actually is in our lives.