From the Pastor
Scholar Willie Jennings says that joy is an “act of resistance against the forces of despair.” We’ve been talking about joy in worship on Sunday mornings and at Table Topics on Tuesday evenings, and it’s got me thinking: is joy something you feel? Or something you do?
I’m intrigued by the idea that joy is an action — an intentional choice we make every day about how we live our lives. A joy-filled life isn’t immune to pain and suffering, nor does it ignore the pain and suffering of others. But to choose joy is to resist the temptation to succumb to despair. To choose joy is to remember that death is not the end of the story. To choose joy is to know that we are Easter people, resurrection people, God’s people.
God sprinkles joy throughout our stories. How will you choose joy today?