When my wife woke up this morning, she blurted, "comfort and joy." Christmas melodies were dancing in her head. I saw different images in my head -- homeless men with no shoes, friends who are missing the spirit of Christmas, and loved ones who are struggling to make ends meet. Then a thought hit me, is it possible to have joy when you have no comfort? Here is what popped into my head:
- Joy is not limited to being thankful when life is comfortable, joy is a state of mind you take with you when you leave the comfort zone.
- Homeless men with no shoes give joy to those who provide them with comfort.
- No matter how little you have, joy can be found when you find something of yourself to give.
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy. ~ 2 Corinthians 7:4