Finding Your Joy
Creating Joy In Your Life
The historical significance of the phrase “Joy to the World” is rooted in the Christian faith. At this time of year, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In the year of Jesus’ birth, we rejoiced knowing that peace, harmony, and love would overtake the world.
Fast forward to the current year of 2020, a year marked with confusion, sadness, and devastation. With millions of deaths, hurricanes, wildfires, and economic ruin, those same words, “Joy to the World” might look a little different. In a year like no other, some of us may be left questioning ourselves about the presence or absence of our Savior and the need for some small semblance of joy. In the midst of a global pandemic, where does one look for joy?
Despite the external conditions of our global and national circumstances, we can still find joy. Joy is not an external condition. It is an internal feeling that can bring happiness to all who wish to experience the goodness of God by sharing his love.
Joy comes in many forms. Everyday, we have an opportunity to experience God’s love by spreading your love. Seek out ways to encourage others, show compassion, and empathize with those who need it. Especially now when our needs are so great, open your hands and your wallets to share what God has provided for you with others, who might not be so fortunate. Start by spreading love. Surprise someone with a gift, pay for someone’s groceries, or just lend a helping hand.
It may surprise you how helping others will change your perspective. Let us look within to find that special place that can bring you joy, and remember that by thinking of others, we can make everyday a joyous one.
What will you do this season to bring joy?
what brings you joy? Leave your remarks below.