Joy is a deep-seated confidence and contentment that transcends circumstances. It is the assurance that we are loved, valued, and chosen by God. When we abide in Christ, His words and teachings will dwell in us, and His joy becomes a part of our lives. It is a joy that remains steadfast, regardless of the challenges we face.
As we look towards Resurrection Sunday, let us not neglect Good Friday. Let us earnestly take the time to reflect on the death of our Savior. I am reminded of the words of the apostle Paul: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). This day is a solemn reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for our sins.