TEARS OF JOY
There are times in my life that I am filled up and shed tears of joy. When I think of all the Lord has done for me, I cannot help shedding a tear of joy. I must admit I find myself crying a lot. God surely has been good to me! I am not ashamed to cry because these are not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy. Our God is amazing! Take a moment today to reflect upon what God has done in your life. You will find yourself crying out loud. Oh, the joys of the Lord! Remember, the joy of the Lord is our strength. In this song, the psalmist expresses his joy in the Lord. He says:
“We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, ‘What amazing things the Lord has done for them.’ ”
This indeed is the song of pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. Surely, the Lord has done some amazing things for them, restoring their fortunes. They sang out and were filled with joy. The Lord brought them back like a dream come true. When you get a chance, read this song. May you have joy and exceeding joy. Do not be ashamed to be filled up, as God is great and greatly to be praised.