Joy is one of those words Christians often talk about, but rarely demonstrate. As I was searching for a song about joy, I stumbled upon a Motion Worship who is rocking. What appears to be some sort of youth conference, everyone in the crowds looks to be active participants in worship. As you attend church in December, may you be overcome with joy like the attached You Tube singing the Joy Song.
Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer, Romans 12:12.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible on joy comes from the apostle Paul. While writing the Church at Rome, Paul blends joy with hope. Paul uses imagery of someone trying to hold onto something you really want like an athlete seeking to catch the game winning touchdown. If you are steadfast and patient in the midst of any hardship, you can hold on to joy and hope. In your weakness, may Jesus be strong, Philippians 4:13.
by Jay Mankus