Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 March 2018
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
– Psalm 118:24
There are times in our lives that no matter how happy we seem to others, there is something holding us back to experience total joy. Personally I have called it the “Hotel Room Experience” wherein a person, no matter how comfortable and satisfying the hotel room s/he has booked, s/he will always be worried about the expenses later on, holding his/her enjoyment in the process.
Our lives are always hanging in the balance of emotions. Positive or negative, we will experience both of them in pleasant and unpleasant ways.
However, the Lord tells us not to worry about what our lives. Instead, He encourages us to live it to the fullest. We only have one life in this world and we are only passing through it, while we are here, we are to enjoy it.
The Bible have mentioned a lot of times in which we are to experience happiness and joy to its highest: The Psalmist experience joy through the Lord; James tells us to experience joy even in the times of trouble; Paul tells the believers in the churches to experience joy in serving the Lord. Add to that the other countless mentions on that word and we can see that God wants us to fill us with joy in our lives.
At present, we may be experiencing trouble or problems that may hold us back in experiencing happiness and joy to the fullest. But God tells us to experience it fully, so that we may also feel His presence and grace in our lives.
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ― Nicolas Chamfort