Viral joy

His presence was a joy, but so was the news he brought of the encouragement he received from you. 2 Cor. 7:7

Joy is not dependent on circumstance or on how we are treated by other people, but encouragement does give joy a power boost. In fact, encouragement is an exchange of joyful acknowledgement that God loves us, values us, and cares about our lives. Joy goes viral when we share the encouragement we receive in one place with people in another place.

Lord, fill me with joy that goes viral.