Despite the friendly reminders, warnings, and comments…
Our lives changed drastically on May 21, 2012. Our son, Harrison David graced us with his presence. From the moment we saw him our eyes were filled with tears of JOY. It was an instant, unconditional love that made me wonder how God could love me more than I loved my baby boy in that moment.
From the nine+ months of pregnancy, and the hours of labor it was worth every second to experience the pure JOY.
I was finally able to truly comprehend biblical JOY. The Joy that Paul writes with in a letter to the Philippians while he was in prison. You can’t read this letter without feeling the overwhelming sense of Joy that Paul has.
Happiness comes and goes, but Joy remains constant because it comes from the Lord. This man is fired up!, he is JOYFUL because he knows God is in control. The tears rolling down my 6′ 1” tall, 300lb husband’s face was JOY, even knowing there were sacrifices to come. It’s far greater than just being happy. During those sleepless nights, frustrating feedings, random discomforts I am reminded of Paul and his pure Joy. Read all of Philippians to experience Paul’s sense of Joy!