This week’s sermon title is “Rejoicing!” Last week John wept because the plan and purpose of God was thwarted. No one was worthy to put it into action. The word to describe the situation: hopeless. Well, with men it was indeed a hopeless situation, but with God all things are possible! John’s weeping turned to rejoicing in an instant. It was the miracle of Christmas. Just as Mary, the virgin of Nazareth, rejoiced as she realized God’s plan and purpose would be fulfilled, so every tribe, tongue, people, and nation will have cause to rejoice at God’s great goodness. We, too, have cause for great rejoicing.