“All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still 'about to be.”
There are thousands of leaders participating in the Orange Conference! Perhaps more, if you count those watching the live stream, and they will continue pouring into the lives of children and youth around the world in order to inspire them in the church environment. Hopefully, carrying the inspiration into their families.
We can be unhappy, but when you allow your unhappiness to ruin your day or influence your relationships, the your time is officially wasted.
We can all be captive in some way, but the only way we can be free is through the everlasting joy found in Jesus.
The star shined on the manger to lead people to the child. His light shined in the world to lead people to God. He left His light in His people to lead people to good news of great joy.
Be happy with what you receive. Find joy in giving. Discover contentment in what you already have.