…down in my heart. (Where?)
Down in my heart. (Where?)
Down in my heart! I’ve got the…
That’ll stick be stuck in your head the rest of the day now. Sorry.
Joy: What is it? How do you define it? At Table Topics last night, we spent a solid hour discussing this. Is joy the same as happiness? Is joy a feeling, or an emotion, or a theological term? Can you experience joy by yourself, or is it a community thing? Is the joy of eating a really good ice cream cone on a sunny day the same thing as the joy of Easter morning or the joy of a well-lived life? (We have great conversations on Tuesday nights; join us?)
There is joy sprinkled throughout the scriptures assigned to this Easter season. On Easter morning, we heard that the women leave the tomb with “fear and great joy.” Last week, Paul preached about the earliest Christians, and how they shared what they had with joy. The letter to first John is written so that “our joy may be complete.”
So what is joy?
See you Sunday.
joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart…
down in …