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Inspiring Joy

Joyfulness is not the exclusive property of small children. We may try to fool ourselves into believing that we’re too sophisticated, too cynical to want to experience joy. But, deep down we want to be happy, we ache for satisfaction.

This is why Luke ch.10 v.20 excites me. Jesus is our ultimate example – he models the life for us that we aspire to. A relationship with God, a clear purpose and power to direct his life. Yet here we see him full of joy – this childlike glee inspired by the Spirit because he sees his friends grasping an eternal truth through their experience with him.

Let us not fall into the temptation of thinking ourselves too wise or too clever to miss out on a bit of joy…

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