This morning I remember Isaiah 55:12:
“You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills
will burst into song before you
and all the trees of the fields
will clap their hands.”
Some days I feel like this; the whole world bursts into song. I see signs and symbols–in the mountains and the trees, the icy winter sky and the snowflakes– that a great God has touched this creation, leaving traces of His nature. I go out with joy in my heart and feel led forth in peace on these kinds of days.
On these days, I remember my status as a child of God, seated securely. I remember that God pronounces peace and joy over me. I begin with the truth of it and let it burst over me, clapping till I’m giving it my full attention.
I go forth into it.