Saturday, December 15, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 1:1-2:20; Daniel 11:21-45; Revelation 7:1-17

Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. 1 Peter 1:8

There’s a difference between having joy and being happy. To be happy is dependent on what is happening around us. Joy is that genuine contentment that is deep down inside. To rejoice is to show that inward joy outwardly. We can experience both joy and rejoicing because of all God has done for us through our Lord Jesus Christ. One day we will see Him whom we love and the anticipation should thrill our hearts. —Rex Trogdon

Rejoice in glorious hope; Jesus the Lord shall come,
And take His servants up to their eternal home: — Charles Wesley