Happy?

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

John Ortberg tells of a man in a church he once pastored who, for the purposes of the story, he calls Denny. Denny was not a happy person. He had attended church his whole life, but had never been happy, not just about church, but about life in general. Even the expression on his face was perpetually negative, so much so that one day a deacon asked him, ”Denny are you happy?”

Denny answered,"Yeah.”

The deacon deadpanned, “Then tell your face.”

Are you happy? Do you trust that the joy of Jesus has targeted you? For the Lord desires you to be filled with hope and peace! May your very being be a testimony to such truth.

For further reflection see Mark 7:1-23.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen

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