Today is the Sabbath of Joy.  The joy of God.  In preparing for the coming of the Christ – we are called to keep alive the vision which provides us with hope and to seek the Peace of God – that peace that only God can give – that peace which comes when we turn, and walk in the path that Jesus has shown us.

 Joy is not something that we can seek, it is something that overtakes us when while we are working to keep the vision alive and walking on the path that Jesus has set before us.

 As we walk that path – joy happens to us, we gain glimpses of what it is that God is about we encounter situations where we see God’s promises coming true, and we have, suddenly this great joy in hearts.