Friday, February 24, 2017


“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:”
1 Peter 1:8 KJV

Rev. Barney Elliott wrote one of my favorite hymns “Joy Unspeakable”.  “I have found the joy no tongue can tell, How its waves of glory roll!  It is like a great o’erflowing well, Springing up within my soul.”  It really is joy unspeakable to know that the Saviour of the world loves us unconditionally.

The question we need to ask is how much do I love Jesus and what am I doing to prove to Him how much I love Him?  Love, unconditional love is the answer to all of our problems and heartaches.  It is only when we serve Jesus and by being kind and loving to one another that we are happy.

Joy comes by being in the presence of Jesus “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).  If you want to have real joy, stay in the presence of Jesus.  That doesn’t mean we have to pray every minute of the day.

However, Jesus should come first in our thoughts, in our heart, in our life and in everything we do.  Is Jesus first in your heart and life?  If not, I urge you to give Him first place.  Jesus deserves first place.  He proved His love for us when He died on the cross for our sins.  What a Saviour, this Jesus of Nazareth!

Joanne Lowe
February 24, 2017


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