It was a big day–the day that Madelyn has been talking about for at least two years–the first day of kindergarten. The day arrived and joy erupted. She had so much joy that she literally sang and danced the whole day. Her joy was contagious.
Joy changes the atmosphere we live in.
Joy is healing.
Joy is a gift.
Joy is described in Isaiah 35.
They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion,
unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,
Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness
as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night. (from Isaiah 35, The Message).
Isaiah described the joy of knowing God is present and continually intersecting with humanity, making a way even when there seems to be no way out of the challenges, the desert places of life. When it was clear God was at work despite being in the desert, joy burst through it all. And. The people sang.
Let joy burst through your day. Celebrate. Sing. Dance. God is making a way!
Bursting with joy—
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