In our passage from this week, we see the scriptures start by reminding us of the joy that we’re supposed to have at all times. Not a joy that invalidates our suffering, but a joy that informs, gives purposes, and hope to them.
We talked about joy all last week so we won’t go too in depth today, but one noteworthy part of this passage and the way it talks about joy is that it turns joy from the way most of us feel, and makes it an action. We rejoice. We have this joy and it comes out into our lives and changes us.
We talked about it a lot last week but it’s worth mentioning here – has joy changed your life? Has joy made you look at the world differently? Has joy made you more like Christ? Has your joy given new life and meaning to even the worst parts of your life?