In the stillness of a fragrant, lacy spring,

in the blizzard blankets of diamond-like snow,

in the rolling waterfalls of constant rain,

in the whirling tunnel of an anguished disaster,

for the believer in Jesus Christ, there can always be joy.

Joy in Jesus Christ alone.Joy because sin is atoned.

Joy in salvation’s free and costly gift. Joy in the gift of daily life.

Joy for we walk by faith not by sight. Joy for Christ alone is our

constant living stream, our ceaseless joy-filled victorious light.

Joy for we are our Savior’s royal and imperial sons and daughters.

Joy for Christ is the orchestrator of all the details of our every day.

Joy for our Savior’s Cross given mercies are new every morning.

Joy for we are Christ’s redeemed and living palaces that house

the Prince of Peace, the morning star, and the King of Kings! Joy!!!