Pursued joy is better than happiness. Happy tends to fade as soon as the happenings stop happening! You have to pursue happiness. The Declaration of Independence says so.
But joy? Joy chases after you. Paul said rejoice twice in the same sentence, which is joy super-sized! Epic joy!
In God, Paul found a trustworthiness so wonderful that he devoted his whole life to writing and commending it: That God is trustworthy. That God is real, able, good and generous. And we know this chiefly by the birth, life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
That’s what Paul found out one day long ago and that’s why he created the RITLA (Rejoice in the Lord Always) Movement on TikTok and send a mass text message that has lasted throughout time. Today, friends, remember even through COVID this JOY you have the word didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away. Keep the faith!