According to the Christian Bible Reference Site, the word “JOY” is mentioned 114 in the Old Testament and 58 times in the New Testament. I try to find “JOY” in most things in my life. It reminds me of happiness, bouncing with glee, tapping my toes and swaying back and forth to name a few. Our Christmas Musical title this year is “JOY!” And, yes, it will get your toes a tapping and your hands a clapping! The joyful rhythm is a very “catchy” one. Now, don’t be misled, this very fun Christmas Musical is a lot of work. We have been practicing every week since the second week of October and will continue until show time! Speaking of show time! Mark your calendars for 3 pm, Sunday, December 17, 2017 to join us at First Christian Church, 3476 Main St., Keokuk.
Isaiah 35:10 and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.