Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Our trials are temporal, they live in this world (they tarry) as we do- in a world that some might call yet living in another ‘night’. It is in great need of the Son, the Light that brings renewal, healing and the end of all weeping to mankind. Until that ultimate joy, we can find Joy because it seeks us and desires our hearts. Joy comes with the Light of the morning. It comes with the Light of God’s love in every hour that dawns right now, right here for each of us. It is in His Promises of Joy.
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
Born into this world of sin, we experience the sorrows of mortal life. When we are reborn in Christ by the power of Grace our hearts rejoice. We “see” Jesus. We witness the face of The Lord by seeing His Glory. This causes a joy, even here and now that does not fade, not even in this world. Nothing can take this away.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
The Presence of Christ becomes a part of one’s life. It takes root at the core of the heart. The fullness of joy pours like water filling each heart vessel. We are His vessels overflowing with the pleasures of mercy for eternity. His right hand is the Path of life that leads home to God.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
The face of Christ is a mystery. The resurrected Christ is in Glory. We do not see him with our physical eyes yet many are witness to the glorious joy of knowing him with the eyes of the heart. We are told in scripture that we can see the glory of God in His word. Christ loved us sacrificially for the salvation of our souls. For me, the inexpressible and glorious joy is in loving the Christ that I see, the one that I witness so mightily in prayer and devotion.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
When we rejoice with our hearts full of grace – love, and empathy for those that are grieving or in trials is part of our command. Joy and weeping are part of the same love. Christ’s love for us was a sacrificial love. We learn about love, joy, and rejoicing from our Redeemer and the one that gave us Grace.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
So, if indeed we are encouraged by our experience of the love of God, let us move forward by being loving towards one another. Let us encourage one another, comfort one another and be healing agents in the world that we live in. May our participation in the Spirit complete our Joy by united us!
1 Chronicles 16:27
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his place.