I did a study on joy several years ago, reading through the Bible and highlighting each verse where joy was mentioned. The one outcome I remember from the study, was that joy comes from being in God’s presence.
Psalm 16 vs 11
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”
Easter Sunday always brings a smile and an excitement as we take a day to remember that Jesus has Risen. The first two ladies to hear about the Resurrection were also the first two to experience this joy that comes from the knowledge that He has Risen.
Matthew 28 vs 6
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
Matthew 28 vs 8
“So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.”
Not only are we filled with joy in His Presence, but we are filled with joy as we remember the good news that He has risen. We are filled with joy as we fully realize the hope that we have in Christ because He has risen.
Let today be filled with joy as we celebrate that He has Risen!