Christmas is coming! There are many words that may come to our minds during this season–joy, peace, love, regret, stress, sadness. Christmas does not always bring joyful thoughts to our minds. However, we can choose joy, even during less than joyful circumstances. In Psalms 13:5-6 (NIV) we read, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the LORD’s praise, for He has been good to me.” This verse declares that our reaction to the salvation God freely offers should be rejoicing which began when Jesus came into the world as a baby that very first Christmas!