Not As Easy as it Sounds


Philippians 4:1-9                  10.11.20

            There is a song that I learned as a child that continues to ring in my head.  I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart to stay.  If you go looking for joy, you will notice that joy is found deep inside of you.  It is not dependent on your outer circumstances.  It is what bubbles out in humming a song while you work.  It is what creeps out in a smile at nothing in particular. 

            We have a choice as to how we respond to this strange time that has stretched for months and has months more to go.  We have a choice as to how we respond when things don’t go our way, when life seems to be dishing out lemons right and left.  Do we remain in lament and frustration, or do we look for the joy that exists despite our current circumstances, the joy that we belong to God, the joy that we belong to one another? 

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