17 Advent – Joy

Happiness is elusive. We reach for the latest thing only to find its celebrated place does not last. We strive to achieve yet feel empty as westand atop another man made mountain. Joy comes from a focus on something we can catch a glimpse of now, as it points us to something father away. Jesus saw the joy of the Kingdom to come beyond the cross.

The Joy icon is a reticle that sights us forward toward all that is to come in Christ. We aim our lives in His direction, focused on following Him, who is seated in glory and provides our joy.

– Words by Pastor Ed Marcelle