Have you ever noticed how easily a child expresses joy? How quickly sadness turns to elation? I think sometimes that we forget what it means to be joyous. Responsibilities and the monotony of life numb us and we search for happiness in a self serving way.


However for children real joy is constant! It’s in the random smile from momma, the lost toy that suddenly reappeared, or for apparently no reason and completely out of nowhere!

Psalms 47:1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!


I look at my children who fight, cry and whine a lot and yet still live out true biblical joy on a daily basis! They find joy in fellowship with each other, they appreciate the smallest of Gods wonders and marvel in appreciation and the slimiest of bugs or most majestic of birds. They don’t hold in emotions, they shout with joy at the sight of a rainbow regardless of where we are!


Maybe us adults could learn a few things if we took the time to act like children a little more often. Perhaps this world would be a better place?



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