For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"That's My King!" Who's The Supreme, Sovereign, Indomitable Root Of Joy!

He's the biggest, deepest, strongest, most enduring root of joy that has ever sprouted in this world!
He's the most joyful of the joyous!
He possesses joy like no other in the everlasting bliss of the Holy Trinity:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!
We sing:  “Joy to the world!  The Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King!”
He's joy to the world!
He's joy in the world!
He's the joy of the world!
He's the universe's joy Whose songs of praise are heard in every corner of the world, and will be heard in every tribe, tongue, language, people, and nation for all eternity!
He's the ultimate source of all joy in every pure enjoyment of this world!
He's the all satisfying, blazing sun Who gives heat and light to the all the lesser sunbeam pleasures of this universe!
Without Him there's no true, deep, lasting joy to be enjoyed in all the joyful joys you ever have enjoyed, ever are enjoying, or ever will enjoy!
Throughout His life and especially on that cross He faced the greatest tribulation and persecution this world has ever seen and more and triumphed over it all for the joy that was set before Him!

That's my Root of Joy!  I wonder if you know Him today?!

He creates in us unshakable, enduring roots of joy that last forever in the face of all manner of tests, trials, temptations, and traumatic tribulations!
He Himself is the joy Who is our strength!
He's worthy of more wonder than any wine or woman!
He accumulates more adoration than any accolade or achievement!
He measures out more mirth and merriment than any marriage or ministry!
He's treasured above all toys or triumphs!
He's coveted more than any children or champion!
He's more satisfying than any sport or serenade!
He generates more gaiety, glee, gladness, and gratification than any greatness, gold, or glory!
He produces more permanent pleasure and peace of mind than any prestige or power!
He IS the joy above all joys!
This great Joy of joys Himself became joyless on that cross when the very joy of His happy heart, His heavenly Father, punished Him for the joy-killing sins of all those who would ever repent and believe in Him!
But God raised Him up from the dead, ushering in everlasting joy for His people that no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived of since the foundation of the world!

That's my King!  That's my King!

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