Natural joy

I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! Jn. 15:11

Given the seriousness and cost of His mission joy is not usually the first adjective that comes to mind in describing Jesus; but He was joyful. I suspect that joy dawns like the sun rather than switching on like an electric light. His joy cannot be forced but comes upon us as we contemplate what Jesus has told us and act on His words.

Lord, thank you for the joy that dawns as I see your blessing and purpose in my life.