Have you ever been overtaken with joy? I mean the kind of joy that makes you just act silly, excited, giddy? It’s like something that if you tried to hold it inside because you were afraid you would look goofy, you would still look weird because you can’t hide it.
I love the word joy. I love to feel joy.
Joy is baseball with your son in the summer.
Joy is any of your children being born or holding them in your arms for first time.
Joy is your best friend on the planet saying “yes” when you ask her to marry you.
Joy is hearing your parents say they love each other (even though some days it seems weird ).
Joy is what the shepherds and angels felt when Jesus was born! What did they do? They let it show on the outside. Why? Because they couldn’t help it!
“And the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:1
Hey, my friends, this week when joy overtakes you, dance with no rules, sing loudly, shout a loud amen. Don’t hold back!
Why? Because it’s joy!
Grace and peace,