A #Joyful day

This was an amazing day!  After days of rain, the sun came out.  I went outside and spent the entire day there. With all the rain we had, everything was brilliantly colored. The greens were almost glowing. The lilacs smelled better than the finest perfumes. The irises were bursting with color and the sky was the most beautiful clear blue.

While I weeded the garden and mulched the tomatoes I was listening to my favorite music. While Vivaldi’s Gloria was playing something suddenly changed. A feeling of overwhelming joy came over me. The joy was so intense that I had tears streaming down my cheeks. The sun was warmer, the colors brighter, the scents more intense. I felt like God had taken some of the joy from heaven and poured it over me.

I, and many people, have enjoyed a beautiful spring day and have been inspired by beautiful music and have been awed by God’s great creation. But this time it was different. There was far more than the joy of a nice day. The joy from heaven is so intense that it can’t be simply called joy. Ecstasy does not do it justice. All of the superlatives that our language provides are insufficient.   After the intense joy subsided, a wonderful warm glow followed and continued for the rest of the day.

I wish that I could somehow bring a moment like that to every person on earth.   If they knew the unbounded joy that comes with the immediate presence and awareness of God, there would be no fighting, no wars, no crime, no sorrow.  Perhaps I can help one other person encounter God so closely.  I can’t change the world but maybe, just maybe, I can help one or two people experience God.

About justjoe

Reader, writer and retired entrepreneur. Enjoying life!
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2 Responses to A #Joyful day

  1. Carlos Valdés says:

    I know that feeling! Great!…You are right…I would like we, and everybody, got that feeling more often!

    By the way…have you ever thought what would it be if everybody in the world had your attitude, your moral standing, the same view…Do you think this world would be different? How?…For better or for worse?…what would we have plenty of? What would we be missing?…ok, ok, it is just a thought…

  2. justjoe says:

    If everybody was like what I try to be the world would be a much better place. Unfortunately I am human and I don’t always do what I know is right. But, I think that if everybody thought about all of the wonderful gifts God has given us, the world would better than it now.
    We have enough food for the entire world to eat a healthy diet now. But, greed, fear, hatred and an assortment of equally vile behaviors keep food from the people who need it most.
    The world has enough land and water and everything that is needed for a good life for all. If we could somehow instill just a small measure of love in the hearts of all people this world could be a wonderful place.

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