It was so noisy all summer that a few times I packed up the kids and drove away, just to find someplace quiet and construction free.
Social media is an interesting neighborhood. It’s loud. Sometimes laugh-your-head-off loud. Sometimes too-many-game-invitations loud. Sometimes why-did-you-post-such-meaningless-drivel loud. Sometimes gripe-gripe-gripe-cuss loud. It’s that last one that makes me want to drive away and find someplace quiet and peaceful.
Paul gives a command. Repeats it even. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4 NIV)
This is the question I’ve been chewing on for a while. Do we have a right to expect joy from people who claim to walk with Christ? I don’t mean every-day-is-roses fake happiness. I mean a deep joy that pushes up and out even in the most painful and stressful circumstances.
I would love to see joyful followers of Christ today. On Facebook and in real life. Wanna play? Post or tweet or text or speak some rejoice-in-the-Lord words today.