Third Week of Advent


JOY

Hot pink, pale pink, rose pink are all shades of pink painted into a sunrise. Like the various shades of pink, our expressions of joy can be so different. Joy can be exuberant when we experience the faithfulness of God, it can be calm confidence in His sovereignty, or pure delight as He expresses His love.

Joy has many shades. It should never be determined by how we feel, but on who God is.  The joy of the Lord can  thrill us or make us resolute in the secure knowledge of God’s presence. Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 to be joyful always. Jesus tells us “With God all things are possible” (Mark 9:24).  This combination of truth should help us be joyful each day.

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