I Peter 3:6
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.”
“Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to Israel’s comforting and the Holy Spirit rested on him.”
Max Lucado’s devotion contained this passage from Luke the other day. I loved how he talked about the fact that Simeon was not only trying to live a righteous life but he was also looking “forward” to the day Jesus would arrive.
Then yesterday I read I Peter 3:6 and thought,
“God is calling us all to live a Simeon-kind-of life.”
While we try to live the most righteous lives we can in a very messed up world, we can also be truly glad.
Because we are looking forward to a wonderful joy that lies ahead!!!!!!!!!!
So, no matter what you’re facing even today,
Be truly glad..there is a wonderful joy ahead.
No matter what pain you have endured in this life.
Be truly glad…there is wonderful joy ahead.
No matter what tomorrow holds.
Be truly glad….there is wonderful joy ahead.
I guess that’s what Paul meant when he wrote these words from a dark, cold prison cell:
“Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS, again, I say, REJOICE!!”
What’s ahead for you?
God says, “Wonderful joy!”
Knowing this, I hope you can have a wonderful, wonderful day and be truly glad!!!