United by Christmas

Week 3 – Joy

We are His joy, His reward, His glory, His crown. 

Bliss is lasting; pain is passing… It is not God’s will that we should linger over pain, but that we should pass over it quickly to find joy that lasts and never ends.

 It is God’s will that we should rejoice with Him in our salvation, and that we should be cheered and strengthened by it.  He wants our soul to delight in its salvation, through his grace.  For we are the apple of His eye.  He delights in us forever as we shall in Him, by His grace. 

  Julian of Norwich