“Resurrection of Joy”
John 16: 20: “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned to joy.” Happiness is a fragile thing; the wrong circumstances, the wrong words, can squelch it forever. But the gift of God is much deeper, the gift of God is joy. And even if our irresponsible stewardship over this gift can lead to its death, it need not be permanent, for Jesus promises to resurrect it. Indeed He is risen, and He is the first of many!