I Choose Joy

Habakkuk 3:18   Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Several years ago, I attended my son’s last SIGMA banquet at church. The banquet was done with Faith Baptist church’s usual panache; it was thematically a 50’s style diner. 

The fun setting stood in contrast to the nostalgic reminiscing that this was John’s last one as he would graduate soon. Kimberly, who normally would express her joy with her smiles and tears, made an unannounced decision to choose a different emotional expression for this event. She chose the path of joy. My wife’s tender spirit is among her greatest assets. Yet in her indomitable spirit, she chose joy. 

Her choosing joy made me realize how much I love her. Furthermore, it made me realize that, in any situation, we can choose any response.  I hope no matter what comes your way, you will choose joy!

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