Joy: Heart and Eyes

 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?

Job 38:7

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.

Psalm 16:11

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.

Psalm 30:5

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?

4 thoughts on “Joy: Heart and Eyes

  1. “You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy (Tracey’s joy clothes) that my heart may sing to You and not be silent.”

  2. I love Psalm 30:5, and the 1st picture of the clouds and sun setting, the sea shore and the baby giggling…all pure joy to me. Knowing God is my joy. Pondering on Heaven brings me joy. Calling you friend…joy.

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