HAVE YOU PUT ON THE NEW CLOTHES OF JOY?
When we receive God’s comfort, He not only wipes away our tears, He strengthens our weak knees and sagging spirits, so that our “mourning is turned into dancing.” This comfort flows to us in such abundance as to produce an overflow, a surplus that is meant for sharing with others. Imagine the drastic transformation of the disciples on Easter morning and you get a sense of this comfort that moved them from discouragement to delight.
Have you taken off the old mourning clothes and put on the new clothes of joy?
PRAYER: Dear Lord, we give You our grief and mourning and You replace it with joy and dancing. For in You is all joy. Death is defeated. Sin’s chains are broken. We are adopted as God’s children in Your name. We shall “go out leaping as calves from the stall” (Mal. 4:2). In Jesus’ name, Amen.