A Source of Joy

1  John 5:11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

          Last month I went to visit my daughter in San Francisco. My first evening there I was invited to go to her job to hear the Symphony. The orchestra was brilliant; as I watched many different instruments being played all together and then at different times, the music was magnificent. As we were getting ready to leave, my daughter tells me her name is in the Play Bill. I was surprised and it gave me a sense of joy to see her name in the book.

          In the morning, I was giving thanks to my Father for the love for my daughters, for the evening before, and for getting us there safely. I was reading in the book of Luke and I came to this verse and I said to My Father, you understand the joy that I felt last night; your love is the same for me. God your words are given at the appropriate time, your love is majestic.

Luke 10:20 “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
          The Love of my Father is abounding, He sent his Son to die for all. God’s love is so infinite that He wants to write our names in the Book of Life.

          1 Peter 1: 3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
          Our names are written in God’s Book. That is something to really rejoice every day of our lives. God, how amazing You are that You want my name in your Book.
          Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.  And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

          Dear Heavenly Father, I want to give you praise and thanksgiving for having my name in your Book of Life.

Glory to God!

Sandra Valdes
Staff Member – WOC Graduate



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