“When they saw the star they were filled with great joy!” (Matthew 2:10)

The Magi who sought the Messiah rejoiced when they saw the star in the east for they knew that it was a sign from the heavens that would lead them to their Savior. They longed to find the Lord so they could bow down and worship Him as King. When the star filled the sky and lighted the way, they knew that their search was almost at an end and their hearts were overwhelmed with joy!

Just like the Wise Men of years ago, there are many searchers in the world today. They are men and women, both young and old, who are looking for something to fix the pain, remove the ache and save them from an empty life. But, unlike the travelers who found Jesus by the light of that star over Bethlehem, they often follow the wrong paths. Somehow, they miss His Light, for lack of a star. But still, they search. And for those who search for the Lord, they will find joy beyond their imagination, for they will find Christ. He is the only One who can satisfy the longing in our hearts and fill the “God-shaped” hole inside of us. We have but to ask…

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). 

Praise God that He is a Savior that wants to be found by us! He promises healing, fulfillment and life. He gives us hope and peace and fills our souls with joy! On this 3rd Sunday in Advent, as we light another candle, let’s remember the incredible gift we are unwrapping. Joy has come to the world through Christ the Lord! Let us rejoice as we welcome Him into our lives!

“Joy to the world! The Lord is come! Let earth receive her King!”

And now, it's time for the Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up! Where has God shown you His beauty this week? Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information. You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here: #Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog! You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today! Click below for the linky!


  1. Oh what joy He brings to our hearts. Happy Monday, Joan. May your week be joy-filled. Much love. xoxo

  2. Celebrating His joy with you this week. Blessings and hugs!!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting!

  4. :) Merry Christmas, Debbie!

  5. I'm so glad, Deb! Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Joan

  6. Thank you, Beth! It is such a joy to be loved by Him!!

    Love, Joan

  7. Today beauty is found in the humbleness of a Savior who chose to set aside His "God-ness" to become one of us. A Savior who chose to willingly die on a cross for us. A Savior who humbled Himself for the greater purpose of salvation and redemption.

    This is the King we worship!!


  8. That is the true gift of Christmas! Blessings, Joan

  9. I've always loved the word "joy" and the meaning behind it. It's different than the meaning of "happy". Joy is what comes from knowing the Lord and His love for us. Just like in the Christmas carol...it is what the world felt, when the Savior was born!! (Just like a mother who first sees her newborn baby.) Have a blessed Christmas, Joan!

  10. Laurie CollettDecember 16, 2014

    Praise God that wise men still seek Him! May we always bring Him our best and follow His light to know Him more! Thanks for hosting & God bless!


Join the conversation! (Be sure to add your first name so I know who I'm talking to!)