This is the day that the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it (Psalm 118:24).
Do you know someone who always is complaining or is just chronically in a bad mood? It is difficult to spend time with them.
On the other hand, I have a widowed neighbor who is being treated for cancer. When asked, “How are you doing?” he replied with a true smile, “I have been sick all night, and can’t eat much, but everything else is great.” Another friend is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. It has been rough. She tells how this is a bump in the road, and God upholds her every step of the way. Faithful family and friends pray for and support her. As these friends meet their challenges, their strong faith is a witness to everyone they meet. They look to the Lord for peace and in doing so, become an inspiration for others.
We are all sinners and live in a sinful world. Whether we are facing major burdens or our life is burden free, as Christians we know that Christ has atoned for our sins. There is joy in resting in God’s promises. We can live joyfully as we look forward to eternity with God.
As Lutheran Women in Mission, we can express that joy each day, and witness God’s love to all we meet.
LWML Minnesota South District President