Joy is the topic of many bible studies, meditative endeavors, yoga sessions, and personal conversations. I have often wondered what joy looks like; have you?  I sometimes think that joy is an elusive state in our fast-paced ever-changing world. There are times when I get exasperated at trying to create happiness, joy, or pleasant feelings.  It is just impossible…..or is it?

This is an unedited picture of my grandson at his uncle Eric’s wedding. I have looked at this picture many times over the past few years and every time I realize how genuine and heartfelt this dance was!  To me this picture elicits genuine joy!  Two children enjoying the moment with not a care in the world!  Maybe that is why Luke 18:17 ESV says, “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Be where your feet are!   Enjoy each moment as it unfolds! 

As the Garth Brooks song states, “don’t miss the dance”!