December 24, 2007

Manic Monday: Joy


It is time for the Manic Monday post. Today the word is Joy. Many of us know someone who is very sad. In my case, I am sad when I realize what a mess that I've made of my life in many respects, primarily through actions that led to divorce. I'm sad that my father passed away after his battle with cancer. I'm sad that our society is still so infected with vestiges of racism in almost every activity and action.

That being said, I'm grateful to Morgen for making Joy the word for this week. It reminded me of a simple Bible passage, Psalm 30:5:

"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning."

I ask Villagers to pray for me, and others, who may be sad ... who may be crying this Christmas eve ... pray for us to remember that joy comes in the morning. Merry Christmas y'all!

16 comments:

Kara said...

Thank you for the bible passage :) My prayers are with all those who are sad this time of year. A friend on a messageboard just lost her baby to SIDS yesterday morning, I can't imagine how hard this Christmas will be for her.

Jamie said...

May the new year bring you both peace and joy. It is never too late to start over and do right in the light of a new day.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Consider it done. I wish for you happiness and joy. Merry Christmas Villager. :)

crazy working mom said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Thank you so much for stopping by on this JOYous day. ;)

Ian Thomas Healy said...

Merry Christmas, Villager! And yay for the hockey players in the top left! Peter Worrell used to play on my team (The Avalanche) and was easily one of the biggest, toughest men on the ice.

Ian

Villager said...

Ian - Merry Christmas to you & yours! I'm glad you enjoyed the Village Hero ode to Black hockey players! I'm not much of a hockey fan, however, I found that particular article of interest.

I imagine that my favorite team is the Detroit Red Wings. I attended one of their games when I lived in Detroit. The game is much better when seen in person than when seen on television (IMHO).

Truthful said...

You seem to be a good person. It's a pity there aren't more people like you.

Carmen D. said...

Villager, I will pray for you. I care that you are sad and I hope the clouds clear for you soon. Wishing you peace of mind and love without measure. Merry Christmas.

the teach said...

All the best to you, Villager, this Holiday Season!

Mes Deux Cents said...

Villager,

The best way to honor those you have lost and the situations that went wrong is to "keep your head up!"

Villager said...

Mes Deux Cents - I appreciate your suggestion. I will take you up on the challenge to keep my head up and learn from past situations so that I might be a better person today and all of my tomorrows.

Villager said...

Carmen - Things looked up today. Spent the morning with my children as they opened up their Christmas gifts. Nothing but smiles all day today. I'm looking forward to being a better person tomorrow and beyond. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Rapping Politician said...

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Take America back......

Lori said...

Joy does cometh in the morning . . . it's just getting to the morning that is sometimes so difficult (smile). Keep the faith. Hopefully things will get better for you soon.

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

I experienced sadness also (what should've, could've, would've) and thinking of my marital status (single) but despite all that I perceive as a deficit in my life, I am yet pressing to be grateful.

I pray not only for myself, but for others who have the ability to encourage, and exhort others but find it hard to do so for ourselves...God's strength is made perfect in our weakness. let's continue to press towards the mark...together.
Blessings,
Ivent(bria)

Villager said...

Bria - Stay strong young sister. You have plenty of time to find your soulmate. And as they say in church ... when you find him he will be right on time!