The Second Sunday of Advent we celebrate the Joy Jesus brought by enduring The Cross because of the Joy set before Him; and for all who endure until the end. We opened up Hebrews 12:1-2 together.
As we look at the blessings that Jesus brought to the world through His incarnation; we remember that Jesus endured the cross and came to destroy evil. What a great gift given to a world in desperate need of an end to sin, suffering and death… for the joy set before Him. That joy was the knowledge that He would make a way for us to know Him.