1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
There has been more than one (or two or 847) time on this journey that it has been difficult to carry out our calling to be joyful in all things. When you feel helpless, it's hard to remember that you'll look back on those times of trouble and thank God for helping you when you needed it most. When the beehives and the snakes and the no electricity and the frog day-spa are surrounding you, the most a person can muster sometimes is a feeble "Lord, make this go away..."
But today....today is not one of those days. No friends, today is a day when joy is positively abundant. Prayer is simple! Thanks rolls easily off our tongues!
Thank you Lord for the sun and the birds doing their springtime waltz!
For a gentle breeze.
For silly dogs and crazy kids.
And little baby Cecilia thanks you for her first ever day of walking outside
and eating dirt
and learning to love a shovel.