I’ve been thinking… It is hard for me to feel joy…
About the reality of joy from a Christian perspective. In discussions, the divine mystery gets muddied as the dust of this world smears our tears.
With God’s help, this is what my thought life penciled out. . .
JOY is not a hue heart
JOY looks forward with eyes to the eternal.
Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.
1 Chronicles 16:27
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord; For He is coming to judge the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:33
When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Therefore, let us consider the life changing perspective. . .
IF JOY LIVES NOT IN THE FEELING,
DOES JOY COME TO LIFE IN THE SEEING?
Look back over the mosaic Kathleen created for you.
Which image gathers joy with the eyes of your heart?
Can you guess my fav?