How we so often run to merrymaking at the mention of “Rejoice”
How we so limit the expression of its many opportunities
How we so often define it within the enclose of our fast-changing experiences
We forget so soon, that we are fleeting, like the blind wind running by you
Our moments, so transitory like the brisk walking legs of this bare winter
We soon forget, that our rejoicing is not in these moments that leave us bare-handed
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(1Thes. 5:16-18) NIV
How do we “Rejoice”, “Always”?
Where “Always”, a term largely encompassing a great deal of varying times
Times of horror and of elaborate celebrations?
Times of deep bone-chipping sorrow and of rainbows and sunshine
How do we rejoice…always?
Is this then an intended oxymoron?
A play on the failed human nature?
Our rejoicing must be on a thing immovable
A thing, so constant and steady in “Itself”
Not fluctuating as the tails of the Dow Jones
Rejoice in the Lord always.
I will say it again: Rejoice!
(Phil. 4:4) NIV
The Being Itself
IS God – Unchanging
So, we miss it
when we define “rejoicing” in our brief successes
But in God’s unchanging nature
Where HE has crafted His will for us in Christ Jesus
Knowing that through the many rivers of life
We can rejoice always in one thing – Christ and His unwavering Love for us.
#rejoice #living #steadyheart