Joel 1 vs 12 (KJV)
The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; one pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
One of the uncommon thing in this time and age is the joy unspeakable the Bible promised those who believe in the God of Peace. This is why, many people’s faith or confidence in God is cold. They no longer trust God as much anymore. They are dependant on their own abilities to do all things. Not only that, they don’t trust each other any more, even as the God of Peace open their spiritual eyes to do so.
Many Christmas seasons ago, my family had just been robbed by an unknown thief. He or she had stolen all the savings my mother had kept aside for the family’s personal use. Devastating as anyone can imagine. Everyone in my household at the time were feeling grief and agony. As for the robbery, nobody was clean. We are all a possible suspect. Except my mother, of course, but instead of her to exercise patience. and probably show a strong sense of humor, in order, to bring
everyone back to a joyous mood. Instead, she decided to inflict more pain and suffering on us. Since, she had magically concluded that the only way the money could have been stolen is if the person that did it have some in-house assistance to do so, or it is an in-house job.
Based upon her security analysis, she said that could only be the case. So, she decided to torment us until at least one of us will confess to her what we know about the robbery.
Unfortunately, nobody did. Because none of us was the thief. This raised some questions. Did she trust us not to have done it. Or did she lost her trust in God, that God will provide for her and see her through all the misfortunes.
Many of us found ourself in this dilemma trusting God completely. Even when it seems though the devil has come to steal our joy away, in one sentence, "never, never give in".
I have written a poem along that line to encourage you.As you read the poem, you can think of you and a little baby, just as you carry or cuddle them and they trust you completely.
My fingers rest on your shoulder
My head rest on your heart.
I can feel your heart beat
And my heart is beating too
Because I trust you completely heavenly Father.
I encourage you today to trust in God at all times. And trust one another completely as well. By so doing, the joy unspeakable we seek in our heart will be ours. Amen.