Joyful, joyful

But may all who search for you  be filled with joy and gladness in you. Ps. 40:16a

Joy is the dawning realization that God has manifested His affection for us in our everyday lives. It is like scanning the horizon for a sign from God and discovering that He spray painted a personal message on the sunrise. Joy starts like a smile with little crinkles at the corner of the eyes and mouth and eventually spreads over the whole face. Joy is our unfiltered response to God.

Lord, fill me and those around me with joy and gladness.