Be Joyful

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“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”                                                           John 15:11

The central idea of this portion from Scripture is that Jesus tells His disciples, that they are not the ones who chose Him, but that He is the one who chose the. We didn’t choose God either, but God, in His infinite grace, chose us by making us and offer borne out of His love.

The important of this verse lies in the fact that we can use it to make a list of things we have been chosen and called for. In the first instance, we are chosen to be joyful. No matter how steep and difficult Christ’s road might be, both in its journey and purpose, it will always be a joyful road.

There is always joy in knowing that you are doing the right thing. If we have sidestepped some duty or another, and then go back and do what had to be done, we experience special joy. Christians are cheerful people who live by the words in Philippians 4:4. “Always be full in the Lord, I say it again, Rejoice!. A heavy-hearted Christians is a contradiction and nothing in the entire history of Christianity has done more harm than the negative connotations of black clothes and long faces. It is true that Christians are sinners, but they are saved sinners, it is in this that the secret of their joy lies. How is it possible to be unhappy if you walk the road of life with Christ?

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

 

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Jesus Has Risen

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On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not found the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside the,. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them,” Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; for her has risen! Remember how he told you, while still with you in Galilee: ” The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day raise again.”                  Luke 24:1-7

Light comes after the night has been long and dark. Jesus has concord death. The women was so surprise just ad his disciples were on that very day. Their sorrow has turn to joy just as Jesus has told them as he walk among them.

Dear Lord:

Our hearts have leap with J-O-Y as we remember that death could never hold you, Praise your Name. You Lord had taken our place on the Cross at Calvary our own punishment you took upon yourself because you love all of your children so deeply. Give us the words to speak to others that “You Live, and that you died for all mankind so that we can continue to make more disciples for your kingdom.

Amen

Grace and Peace to all of you my friends, on this Easter Day