Joy and Peace 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
(Romans 15:13 ) 

There is a song we used to sing as children at church. Perhaps, you know it: 

“I’ve got peace like a river. I’ve got peace like a river. I’ve got peace like a river in my soul. 
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river. I’ve got peace like a river in my soul. 
I’ve got love like an ocean. I’ve got love like an ocean. I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul…. 
I’ve got joy like a fountain. I’ve got joy like a fountain. I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul…." 

Peace, love and joy are all gifts from God. This song gives them the characteristics of water that is constantly moving and life-giving. Our lives are to reflect these gifts from God so that others may see and desire the same for themselves. 

Today, let us become like little children, trusting in the God of hope so that His peace, love and joy can overflow in our hearts and touch the lives of everyone we meet. 

  

"When the heart is full of joy, it always allows its joy to escape. It is like the fountain in the marketplace; whenever it is full it runs away in streams, and so soon as it ceases to overflow, you may be quite sure that it has ceased to be full. The only full heart is the overflowing heart." - Charles Spurgeon

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