The most recent Marvel movie “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” ends with a question: “Are you happy?”
How would you answer that? Are you happy?
Happiness is fleeing isn’t it. I suppose in asking that question we mean, “Are you content?”
It’s interesting how the Bible separates the notion of “happiness” from that of “joy”.
“Joy” – perhaps a more inner expression of this contentment than fleeting happiness – is mentioned throughout the Bible as something experienced from what God has done for us: the excitement at the birth of a Saviour; the women returning from the empty tomb at Easter etc. I’ve experienced it when I reflect on all the times God has been present in powerful moments in my life – and maybe you have too.
Think on that for a moment. And be joyful.
Pr Stephen Abraham