Got Joy?

Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. Jn. 17:13

Sometimes joy is a still, overwhelming, breathless moment of awe and sometimes the only reasonable response to joy is to jump up and down and shout. Either way, joy is not some sort of “bonus” or optional experience we get to have after we do all the hard stuff. Joy is part of Christ’s daily agenda; He intended for us to be joyful just as much as he intended for us to be disciplined or patient.

Lord, help me to be more open to moments of joy.