I love linking up on Friday's with other writers pouring their hearts out for five minutes over at The Gypsy Mama. Today we're writing on: Delight.
Yesterday I wrote about the path of sorrow that winds throughout our life. How appropriate that today I should counter it with delight!
There is a path where delight bounces it's radiance like diamonds scattered about with joy. A path where the kiss of righteousness and peace (Psalm 85) spread a blush of life.
What delights a soul like the warmth of being a one true love, the prize? Where does laughter ripple like a waterfall flowing down in joy, from the heights of charity to the depths of humility, splashing down on humanities parched soul with refreshing hope?
There's a path, obscure to some, and often intersecting the marshy land of sorrow. It's name is the Way of Salvation, and it's governed by the Prince of Peace.
"A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. For the Lord our God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven's Armies, what joy for those who trust in you." Psalm84:10-12
Yesterday I wrote that God has made a provision, and even extended the invitation, of mourning. That provision of comfort for our sorrow is found in his presence, it's an invitation to dwell and know his heart. That's equally true of joy. What brings true, full, we-were-meant-for-this joy? His presence. Amazing, he's the one who comforts our souls, delights our hearts, gives peace to our day, restores our minds, illuminates our path, is kind to our children, assures us of justice, covers us with righteousness, shares his glory, withholds no good thing by inviting us into his very presence.
Is there any other response than worship? Let's worship, right now, friends!