Joy radiates within me.
The spiritual gift of joy is like a candle burning eternally within my heart. Just as each sunrise illuminates the earth with warm hues, joy lights me up from the inside out. Sights and sounds spark my awareness of joy. Hearing the beat of a favorite song, seeing the beauty of fall foliage, feeling the touch of a loved one’s embrace—all of these things ignite a spark within me. Whenever I feel darkness in my life, I meditate on the joy in my life. As I reflect, the joy within my heart grows. I feel its heat, like the sun, warming my entire body. It sends tingles to my arms and legs. I cannot help but smile as joy radiates within me. God is present and I am grateful.
I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.—John 15:11