Come and see what God has done,
his awesome deeds for mankind!
God has done amazing for all of us and we should all be glad. He has created an amazing world for us to explore, He has blessed us in so many ways, and He has gone out of His way to reclaim us to Himself. We can see His work all around, we can be filled with His blessings and even enter into His presence, why would we ever despair?
Even with all of this fantastic news, even with so many blessings, many of us are not glad this morning.
What is God saying to us in this?
What will we do about it today?
Maybe a good idea would be to make sure that we drink in His goodness by just taking stock for a moment of all that we have to be thankful for, then to give Him the praise and thanks that we should. I’m quite sure that if we take a deep drink in this way, we will have a great deal of joy to share with those around us. Our coworkers today might need our light. Our friends might need some encouragement, or our family members might need a smile of love and support. But then those are the easy ones to bring some joy to; anybody can do that.
Maybe today is the day that God’s people make an effort to bring a little bit of joy and hope to those whom we don’t know… maybe even to those who are just a little bit scary to us, those out on the margins one might say. How much of our joy can we share with them? You know, anybody can bring a person down with negativity, but it takes a very special person to build others up. Jesus built people up. If we are imitators of Christ shouldn’t we do this too? If we are disciples who do what the Master does, then we will summon up our courage and share our joy with strangers. It doesn’t need to include a dramatic speech; just a smile and a good morning is a start.
And, oh by the way, when we do this a few times our joy will be even more overflowing!