Did you know that the Christmas song, “Joy to the World” was not originally meant as a Christmas song?
If you read the lyrics, you’ll see that it was written to describe the joy found in the 1000 years.
Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
Did his first arrival show him as king? No, as suffering servant.
It’s the 2nd coming that hails him as king.
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
Did he rule, or reign when he was born or during his 33 years? Nope.
Did he make the nations do anything? Nope.