Joy is the flag which is flown from the castle of the heart
when the King is in residence there.
~ Unknown ~
There's within my heart a melody - Jesus whispers sweet and low,
"Fear not, I am with thee - peace be still,"
in all of life's ebb and flow.
All my life was wrecked by sin and strife, discord filled my heart with pain;
Jesus swept across the broken strings,
stirred the slumb'ring chords again.
Feasting on the riches of His grace, resting 'neath His shelt'ring wing,
always looking on His smiling face -
that is why I shout and sing.
Tho sometimes He leads thru waters deep, trials fall across the way,
tho sometimes the path seem rough and steep,
see His footprints all the way.
Son He's coming back to welcome me far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown,
I shall reign with Him on high.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus - sweetest name I know;
fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go.
~ Luther B. Bridgers ~
What is spiritual joy?
It is much more than mere laughter or even happiness.
It is a life that is at rest in the Lord,
regardless of life's circumstances.
~ Kenneth W. Osbeck - Amazing Grace ~
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
And in that day shall ye say,
Praise the LORD, call upon his name,
declare his doings among the people,
make mention that his name is exalted.
Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things:
this is known in all the earth.
~ Isaiah 12: 3 - 5 ~
May you have a blessed and joy-filled Lord's Day!