Friday, February 24, 2006

Choose Joy

Joy is a mystery, most don't even know is possible. They pursue happiness, and wonder why it fails to satisfy. Into our lives suffering comes. Happiness is impossible. Yet in the midst of the flame, pure joy still lives. This strange mystery from God. Joy in the midst of sorrow. Joy found in sorrow. This poem sums it up. This strange mystery. A further mystery. How can we choose Joy?
Choose Joy

In midst of
sorrow - choose Joy.

In the refiners
fire - choose Joy.

Mere happiness
consumed - by the flame

Choose eternal Joy.
Gold - gift from Me.

Galatians 5:22
Inspired by Lynn V.
© Presbypoet, January 28, 2006

When suffering comes, know you can choose joy. Know you are not alone. Know there is hope.
I know because I live it. Rejoice. Be not afraid.


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