Monday, August 12, 2013

What is Joy?

What is joy after all? Is there a one-word definition that can begin to describe the intensity of this simple, miraculous word? I think not ... but perhaps there is an infinite number of meanings found in the Word of God for this powerful word that makes all of the difference in a Christian's life!

Joy is the peace that passes understanding.

Joy is the crowd of witnesses that is cheering wildly for you!

Joy is the knowledge that nothing can separate you from the love of God.

Joy is walking on water! Just ask Peter!

Joy is turning water into wine and feeding thousands with the sack lunch of one generous little boy.

Joy is angels on a hillside over Bethlehem one starry night.

Joy is about the size of a mustard seed.

Joy is children ... of all shapes and sizes ... sitting on the knee of the one that they affectionately call, "Teacher".

Joy is a bunch of pigs running into the water and drowning!

Joy is a virgin girl saying to an angel, "Be it unto me according to your word."

Joy is a baby when you are 90 years old!

Joy is a stream in the desert and a way in the wilderness.

Joy is His miraculous, unquenchable presence in my ordinary life.

Psalm 48
Psalm 65

-YouVersion Jolt of Joy - day 13

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