Joy means: rejoice, delight, be happy.
Eccl.2:26—- God is the giver of joy.
Isaiah 61:1-3—- Christ was appointed to give joy.
Gal.5:22,23——— But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. The Holy Spirit is the giver of joy. Observation: [ all three persons of God are givers of joy ]
Luke 2:10-11 (King James Version)
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
The gospel is the good news that brings and offers joy. [ to be continued ]