Did You Know?
While browsing through the internet I came upon a site that showed literally hundreds of facts that most of us do not know. They were interesting trivia such as, “Did you know that a frog never sleeps?” No, I did not know that. However, did I really need to know that? Since I am not a scientist I can say with full assurance that I did not need to know that fact.
During my morning Bible study I came across a fact that most of us probably do not know. Did you know that happiness and joy are not the same? In fact, they contrast each other. Everyone wants to be happy, but happiness depends on our circumstances in life. Did you get the new car or job, etc. that you wanted? Although important, they can be taken away. Joy is the assurance of God’s love in our life. It cannot be taken away. “Happiness depends on happenings, joy depends on Christ.” Do I really need to know that? Yes, that fact puts new meaning into life’s situations.
I’m not downplaying the significance of the lyrics in Pharell’s popular song,….cause I’m happy., just presenting some food for thought. It is always good to go to the source and determine for yourself if it’s true. Read the book of Phillippians, described as the apostle Paul’s joy letter. You may then decide that your new song like mine is, …..cause I’m Joyful….