Thursday, October 8, 2009

Joyful--100 Words



[For those who don't know, that's Evan in the picture, my son. Here, he's eating a chocolate cookie. He's the most joyful person I know!]

Joyful.

Are you? Am I?

Why be joyful?

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands” (Psalm 66:1).

“Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob” (Psalm 81:1).

“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation” (Psalm 95:1).

“With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King” (Psalm 98:6).

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands” (Psalm 100:1).

Oh. Okay. No excuse. I know better.

So, why do I struggle so?

4 comments:

  1. IMHO: I think we all struggle with this because of life. I look at Evan as I once looked at my girls: they don't have a care in the world. You/I take care of them. They trust you/me. What worries do they have? Life hits us and just wants to suck the joy right out. I need to remember that joy is not determined by my circumstances. Good thoughts for this morning Steve. Dangerous prayers said for you and Tonya.

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  2. Bill...how correct you are. The innocent look on Evan's face is amazing. I dread the day when that look will disappear. I know it is coming, as it did for all of us. I just don't look forward to it.

    Hope you all are well!

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  3. I'm not nearly as joyful as I should be. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Bernard...I resemble that remark too!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I can't wait to read what you have written.