How joyful is the man
the Lord will never charge with sin!
Romans 4:8 (HCSB)
When I think about uncontainable joy I think of a puppy - full of cheer, squirming uncontrollably with excitement and love for their master. There's a chocolate lab puppy that I see from time to time that lives in our neighborhood. Whenever I see him, he's full of joy.
I can't help but feel that's the way we are supposed to be, especially those who have Christ in their hearts. Christmas is a great time to celebrate all Christ has done for us. He has taken our sins away and provides the only way for us to go to heaven.
I've been thinking a lot about joy lately. To be honest, it's been a bit elusive. But my prayer is that even in the tough times I will choose to seek joy. Each time I see the chocolate lab puppy, I'll think about my need to be joyful no matter what circumstances I face.
What brings you joy this Christmas season?