“A little while and you will see me no longer, and again a little while and you will see me.” John 16:16 You really have to feel sorry for the disciples at times as they tried to understand all that Jesus told them. They were just getting their heads around the parables when it seemed… Continue reading Sorrow to Joy
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble. Psalm 107:1,2 Has the Lord saved you? Say so. Has he been your strength in hard times? Say so. Has he given you a joy… Continue reading Let It Be Known
"And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was."
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with… Continue reading The Angels
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.Proverbs 14:13 Sometimes we have no idea what another person is going through. They chat away as normal with a smile on their face and possibly even laughter in their voice. They push their pain to the side for a moment… Continue reading The Happy Mask
Rejoice always.1 Thessalonians 5:16 Possible or not possible? Joy is normally thought of as an emotion that comes out during positive situations. For the Christian, though, joy is more than a part-time feeling, it is part of our very soul. Although it may be difficult at times, the ability to experience joy in spite of… Continue reading Unexplainable Joy
Psalm 92:4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. It’s good to take time out from the busyness of life and enjoy the amazing creation of God; from the magnificent displays to the discreet touches. During August we have been able… Continue reading Sing for Joy
Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. At first glance this is just another lovely verse about joy, but on a closer look it is an incredible statement of faith, and it is all because of that first word, ‘Yet’. Habakkuk was living… Continue reading No Matter What