Perhaps the worst feeling someone can experience is that of being all alone…isolated, abandoned. It is remarkable that prophesies that foretold Jesus’ coming would speak clearly, “The Lord your God is with you”—in the most concrete way the incarnation makes this to be reality! The security of having a mighty “with us” God fills us with unspeakable joy when we learn that He “takes great delight in us” and that He “will rejoice over us with singing.” What things have sapped your joy recently? Give those things over to the Mighty Warrior God who came to be with us! Incline your ear to hear Him singing over you—and then tell the world that there is reason for joy, not only in this season, but now and for all eternity!