The Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible defines joy as a positive
human condition that can be either feeling or action, or a state of being. For example, after spending 40 days with the “resurrected”
JESUS and witnessing Him being carried up into heaven, Luke informs us that the
disciples then “returned to Jerusalem with great joy (Luke 24:52). The
disciples were elated and “felt” joy.
On the other hand, the Apostle Peter writes about another joy. A “joy inexpressible and full of glory” (1
Peter 1:6-9). An unspeakable joy that can be witnessed in the midst of hardship
and suffering. It is a joy caused
by a Christian’s belief in JESUS CHRIST.
A belief in the Blood He shed on Calvary’s Cross for the remission of one's sins. A belief in His death, burial, resurrection
As Christians, our joy is not contingent upon worldly events and
occurrences. It is an unspeakable joy
that the world didn’t give us and a joy that the world can’t take away
as sung by the anointed Shirley Caesar who wrote and composed “The World
Didn’t Give it to Me.”
In this 2023 Advent Season, remember to keep Hope, Love, Peace, and Joy
alive. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus for you.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
If you are reading this blog and have not yet accepted JESUS CHRIST
as your Lord and Savior, you can do it now.
You can do it today! You – too – can experience that “unspeakable joy”
before the 2024 new year arrives. Turn off all
distractions and go to a quiet place.
Say out loud:
Peace & Blessings.
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