As Easter week continues, let our hearts unfold before God, as flowers open to the sun.
In my own spiritual journey, I have noticed that God brings before my awareness a theme, a pattern, a recurring word, and it is all done to direct my attention to that which I need to work at. This week, the word 'Joy' is recurring in my spiritual reading.
I have read before that joy opens the gates of heaven. It is with joy and courage that we may conquer whatever trial is before us. Joy leads to love and laughter and I love, love, love to laugh. So, it goes hand-in-hand to say that we must endeavor to accept all things with joy in our heart. That is something I am working on …
To illustrate this concept of joy, let me share with you a few words from one of my all-time, favorite, female, Christian writers … Caryll Houselander …on joy, she writes:
"That first miracle was not done to cure affliction, it was done to increase joy. The occasion was already joyful, a wedding feast, but Christ brought more joy. That too was a perfect expression of his human character. It is a great part of our Christ-life to increase joy in the world, just as it is. First of all in our own lives, for joy must be a reality, something as deep and still and pure as water in a hidden well, under the ground…"
As this day unfolds for you, may your heart be filled with joy!
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