I love how God patiently repeats a theme so I can get it.
Today’s rotating Bible reading (John 16:16-24) from Call to Growth yielded these 2 scriptures, which leapt off the page to my eyes:
1. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. (John 16:22, ESV, emphasis added)
2. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24, ESV, emphasis added)
Joy, and joy.
Later, when reviewing my Jesus Project verses, the new verse for the week of September 6 was:
So, I told my husband about this coincidence, and I proclaimed the day, for whatever reason, a joy day.
Later, the hubbs came in and showed me the randomly-generated verse of the day from his You Version app:
Looking at him knowingly, I said, “See? It’s a joy day.”
We don’t know why it’s a joy day today yet. We’re waiting to find out. We’ll keep you posted.