15 Glorious Quotes about the Joy of Christmas

Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone. But God wants us to find joy in the season and the celebration – not necessarily because of circumstances, but because of the Reason for the Season. Jesus came so that we could have God’s joy in all things. If you’re struggling with sadness, anxiety, or loneliness at this time of year, I pray these quotes and verses bring you strength and joy.

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    Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.

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Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God

  1. 14

    And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.

Luke 1:30-33Tweet this quote

  1. 13

    I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.

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  1. 12

    Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal man may live in eternity.

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  1. 11

    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given

Isaiah 9:6Tweet this quote

  1. 10

    When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

G.K. ChestertonTweet this quote

  1. 9

    You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.

John R. RiceTweet this quote

  1. 8

    Joy is strength.

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Mother Teresa Quote - "Joy is Strength"

  1. 7

    Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year.

A. F. WellsTweet this quote

  1. 6

    As the bells ring out the joys of Christmas, may we also be alert for the final trumpet that will announce His return, when we shall always be with Him.

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  1. 5

    I am with you always.

Matthew 28:20Tweet this quote

I am with you always

  1. 4

    You may be lonely, poor, and cold, neglected by the children, forgotten by your friends, yet may have the glad Christmas joy in your heart as Paul had, shut up in prison cells at Rome!

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  1. 3

    Hark the herald angels sing, “Glory to the new-born king.” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!

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  1. 2

    Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

Philippians 4:4Tweet this quote

  1. 1

    If we could condense all the truths of Christmas into only three words, these would be the words: ‘God with us.’ We tend to focus our attention at Christmas on the infancy of Christ. The greater truth of the holiday is His deity. More astonishing than a baby in the manger is the truth that this promised baby is the omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth!

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John MacArthur Quote - Christmas - out of focus christmas tree



I pray that you can keep these quotes in mind when you feel your joy faltering. At Christmas time – and all throughout the year – Jesus is with you. Take joy!

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