I'm having a hard time being productive today. My heart is heavy from the news of school shootings and the arguments and division which fill the news and social media. It's hard to hold on to energy and enthusiasm, but I have to do it. The need to bring God's kingdom to earth is renewed with every news cycle, and I am called to do my part.
While scrolling through posts on my author page, I came across this talk which I gave at a beloved church we attended before moving out of the region. It reminded me that rejoicing isn't something we do simply because we are feeling happy. It;s an act which God commands, and rewards.
And so I will rejoice. It will be my act of repentance for today. May it be yours as well.