Heart Shall Swell With Joy!
“Then you shall see and become radiant and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the gentiles shall come to you” (Isaiah 60:5).
God gives these words to you through the prophet Isaiah. When God does miracles and wonders for you, your heart will become radiant and shall swell with joy. For the reason that God had done a wonder, a glory to make shouts of joy will arise within you and create radiance. There were days of worries and years of sorrow for you. There was a period of four hundred years in which the Israelites were put into slavery in Egypt.
But God changed this captivity. No more burning of bricks and no more receiving of blows from the supervisors. God gave the big deliverance from Egypt. He poured the manna in the wilderness and gave the strength of a wild ox. Finally, when they inherited Canaan, all their sorrow turned into joy. Their hearts became radiant and rejoiced when they received the city which they did not build, and the vineyards and the olive groves which they did not plant. The same God will give the joyous period in your life too wherein the honey and milk will flow. Your tears will turn into dancing.
When will this happen? Go through the first verse of the same chapter number 60. Isaiah says, “Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you”. Yes. As you arise for Christ and continue to shine, the heavenly light will blow on you. The glory will shine. God will come upon you. His glory will be seen on you.
May it be small or big, whatever be the ministry which God gives you, do it with joy and wholeheartedly. “One who gains souls is wise.” God will rejoice and will be glorified by your ministry.
God says as a promise, “The Gentiles shall come to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising. “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy;” (Isaiah 60:3-5).
Every year, when Christmas comes, four uncles of mine will visit our home along with their children. Three younger sisters of my mother will also come at that time bringing a variety of eatables. Meeting them and spending the holidays with them will provide unlimited happiness. When it is so, how joyful it would be when we meet not only our relatives but also all other saints in the heaven! That happiness could never be explained in words.
To meditate: “My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalms 45:1).