Joy to the World!
The weather outside is not only frightful and it is not even close to being delightful. The weather does not make a great match for the venue which contains miles of sand where the ocean meets it boundaries. The roads are wet and feisty yet after visiting the church my kids attend http://www.fbcmanasquan.homestead.com today while walking towards the car my bundle-of-joy daughter with her joyful spontaneity shouts out in an enthusiastic voice, “Let’s go to the beach!”
The beach?? It is freezing cold outside with flurries of snow dotting the Manasquan sky yet it is a joyous day so we head the one-mile ride to the Great Atlantic Ocean. Let’s shout for joy!
Joy to the world!! Yes my friends. Joy to the world. Be filled with joy regardless of the weather. Even Josh Ritter sings a song about joy to everyone, joy to wherever you are. He even mutters out “Joy to the highway.”
Everybody enJOYS a beach day at the Jersey shore in the summertime and it takes someone either slightly crazy or filled with joy to enJOY that same beach on a whipping-cold December day.
Love and Joy are both fruit of the Holy Spirit and it is something we all seek.
Love and joy culminated together,and shared produce good-times and cheerful laughter. Laughter is exactly what we created today being the only ones on the beach taking our hoods off real quick for a photograph while yelling at the camera-man to hurry-up as he fumbles with his jacket while we noticeably shiver during our pose.
Soon we crack up laughing. There is nothing funny about that but when you are with people you love and are filled with love and joy, laughter is bound to follow.
Do you want an everlasting joy? I know where you can find it. It starts by having a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you don’t know how to do that email me at email@example.com and ask me. I am always happy to share good news.
Are you ready for true, never-ending joy that last throughout your journey that is so personal no one can take it from you whether the wind is whipping cold-air off the December Atlantic Ocean or it’s summertime at the Jersey Shore and your battery-operated scooter runs out of juice and you look foolish pedaling a silly scooter while the pretty girls drive-by in their convertibles laughing. Either way, it is all joy!
What are you most joyous about today?
“andrew looks horrible..3.2.1. hoods down” I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the beach with you and church and bagels too! Love you dad!:)
Awe, I love you more Lindsey girl and I love your adventurous spirit!
get it from you !
Thanks, Tim. This is a great picture of you and your daughter. She looks so much like you, but I’m sure you get this all the time. 🙂 Yes, we all need to be filled with love and joy regardless of the weather. Here in Texas we are currently experiencing unseasonably cold and icy weather. It’s too cold for me, but I still have to be thankful, and filled with love and joy. 🙂
Thanks Argelio and you are always filled with love and joy for you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord my good brother!
Love the story Tim. You are a great man and an awesome dad!!
I’m not anonymous! Lol
Forgot to write my name.
Thanks Norma!! Thanks for reading.
Great article Tim and great reminder to all of us! Miss you bro!
Miss you too Mark. Thanks for the feedback. Love ya bro!