This past Sunday evening we spoke about the joys of Christianity and were encouraged to smile sometime this week, even if the situation we were in wasn’t one of joy. Did you smile this week?
Don’t worry, this isn’t a test. If you did smile, great! If you didn’t, here’s some good news, you get another opportunity. There’s still joy to be found in the message of Christ (Phil. 1:15-18), in the unity He provides (2:3), in the work He has given us (2:17-18), in the relationships He’s formed (2:28-30) and in the Lord Himself (4:4).
These blessings are ours every day. We wake up under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, with His message in our hearts, and with a family bonded together by love, grace, and hope. Every moment we live is another moment to reflect on and enjoy these treasures God has given. It gets even better. No one can take these things away from you! No evil person or horrible circumstance can strip the joy of being a Christian away from you! These things are yours in Christ Jesus and He protects them from the touch of anyone who would try to take them away.
How comforting it is to know, that no matter what is going on in your life you can smile because you know the joy of the Lord.